Spin-reorientation transition in magnetic alloy films CoxNi1 - x/Cu(100)

W. C. Lin, C. C. Kuo, C. L. Chiu, Minn Tsong Lin*

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With better than 1% control of alloy composition, binary alloy films CoxNi1 - x/Cu(100) with x ≤ 10% were prepared for the study of the spin-reorientation transition at variations of composition, thickness, and temperature. Only the films with a Co concentration less than 10% reveal the spin-reorientation with the film thickness. The critical thickness for the spin-reorientation transition was shifted drastically from 7.5 to 17.5 monolayers for a Co concentration variation from 0% to 8%. These findings indicate a strong influence of the composition on the magnetoelastic anisotropy. A kind of temperature-driven spin-reorientation from in-plane to perpendicular with increasing temperature was also found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7139-7141
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11 II
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 72001 Jan 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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