Buffer effects of Ag layers on magneto-optical Co/Ge(1 0 0) ultrathin films

C. W. Su, Jyh-Shen Tsay, Y. D. Yao

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Abstract

Magnetic properties of the Co/Ag/Ge(1 0 0) films grown at room temperature and 200 K were studied by the surface magneto-optical Kerr effect (SMOKE). More than 1.5 monolayer Ag buffer layers not only effectively block the interdiffusion between the capped Co layers and the Ge(1 0 0) substrate but also stabilize the magnetic phase. The temperature and thickness dependence on coercivity measurements show that interactions upon the interfaces are strongly correlated to the microstructures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume304
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 1

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Ultrathin films
Buffers
buffers
Optical Kerr effect
Buffer layers
Kerr effects
Coercive force
coercivity
Monolayers
Magnetic properties
magnetic properties
Temperature
temperature dependence
microstructure
Microstructure
room temperature
Substrates
interactions

Keywords

  • Magneto-optics
  • Thin film & multi-layers

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Buffer effects of Ag layers on magneto-optical Co/Ge(1 0 0) ultrathin films. / Su, C. W.; Tsay, Jyh-Shen; Yao, Y. D.

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