Effect of magnetic alloying on magnetic anisotropy in ultrathin fcc Ni-like films

C. C. Kuo, W. C. Lin, S. F. Chuang, Minn Tsong Lin*

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For identifying the magnetic alloying effect on the magnetic anisotropy in the magnetic ultrathin films, the spin-reorientation transition was studied by preparing the ultrathin FexNi1-x and CoxNi 1-x alloy films on Cu(1 0 0) with variations of coverage and alloy concentration x. The comparison between FexNi1-x/Cu(1 0 0) and CoxNi1-x/Cu(1 0 0) shows that the modification of the critical thickness for the spin-reorientation transition by the alloy concentration x for Fe is 1.35 times larger than modification by Co. The evolution of spin-reorientation transition in this Ni-dominant films could be mainly traced back into the local behavior of d-electrons in impurities and host element, corrected with the charge transfer of d-electrons between them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 10
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Magnetic ultrathin alloy film
  • Spin-reorientation transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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