Surface topography arid anisotropy of Co(1100)/Cr(211) bilayers

Ching Ray Chang*, U. M. Chen, S. Liao, C. K. Lo, Y. Liou, I. Klik, Y. D. Yao, J. S. Yang

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Correlation between the thickness of the nonmagnetic layer and the magnetic anisotropy of epitaxial Co(11̄00)/Cr(211)/MgO(110) bilayers was studied experimentally and analyzed theoretically. The Co thickness was held constant at 200Å while the thickness of the Cr layer was varied between 6 and 100Å. Coercivity was found to decrease with increasing thickness of a continuous Cr layer: at low temperatures the observed data are in good agreement with a model of rougness induced magnetostaic anisotropy energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4791-4793
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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