Studies of the magnetic anisotropies of Co(1100)/Cr(211) and Co(1120)/Cr(100) multilayers

J. C.A. Huang*, F. C. Tang, W. W. Fang, R. L. Liu, Y. M. Hu, C. K. Lo, Y. Liou, Y. D. Yao, W. T. Yang, C. P. Chang, S. Y. Liao

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Co(1100)/Cr(211) and Co(1120)/Cr(100) multilayers have been simultaneously prepared on MgO(110) and MgO(100) substrates, respectively, by molecular beam epitaxy. They show however distinct magnetic anisotropic behavior which coincides with their magneto-crystalline anisotropy. Magneto-optical Kerr effect shows the existence of a unique easy axis and strong in-plane uniaxial magnetic anisotropy in Co(1100)/Cr(211) multilayers, which is induced by the well-defined hexagonal crystalline of the Co(1100) layers. For Co(1120)/Cr(100) multilayers, on the other hand, an in-plane biaxial magnetic anisotropy is found due to the bicrystalline structure of the Co(1120) layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4790-4792
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8 PART 2A
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr 15
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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