Magnetic properties of ultrathin Co/Ni/Pt(1 1 1) films

C. W. Su*, Y. D. Yao, C. S. Shern

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Magneto-optical (MO) and structural properties of ultrathin 1 monolayer (ML) Co/1ML Ni/Pt(111) film were investigated upon thermal annealing. The change of Kerr rotation (θK) in polar configuration is correlated to rich phase transitions of Co-Ni intermixing and alloy formations of Co-Pt and Ni-Pt. After 830K annealing, the film shows low-temperature saturation magnetization with Pt-rich Co-Pt alloys confined in surface upper layers and Ni-Pt alloys distributed in deeper layers. We observed that the magnetic order of Co-Pt was affected by Ni-Pt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov
EventInternational Symposium on Advanced Magnetic Technologies - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2003 Nov 132003 Nov 16


  • Cobalt-platinum alloys
  • Nickel-platinum alloys
  • Surface magneto-optical Kerr effect
  • Ultrathin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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