Exchange bias of ultrathin CoO/Co bilayers on Ge(1 1 1) and Ge(1 0 0) surfaces

Huang Wei Chang, Jyh Shen Tsay*, Shin Chen Chang, Po Ching Chuang, Yeong Der Yao


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Exchange-bias phenomena of ultrathin antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic bilayers on a semiconductor surface have been experimentally investigated. We demonstrate that 5 monolayers CoO with a face centered cubic structure are sufficient for the occurrence of exchange-bias phenomena for a CoO/Co/Ge(1 1 1) system. By increasing the thickness of the CoO layer to 10 monolayers, the increase of the exchange bias field to a maximum value of 0.58 kOe is observed and can be attributed to the increasing anisotropy energy of antiferromagnetic layer and the increasing number of pinned uncompensated spins at the interface. The pinning of magnetic moments at the CoO/Co interface results in that 3.6 monolayers Co do not contribute to the magneto-optical responses. However, for a CoO/Co/Ge(1 0 0) system, the commencement for exchange bias and the maximum exchange bias field are postponed to larger CoO thicknesses. This is mainly attributed to the discontinuous CoO layer on a disordered Co layer which is formed due to the looseness of the Ge(1 0 0) surface.

頁(從 - 到)69-73
期刊Journal of Alloys and Compounds
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013 6月 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料力學
  • 機械工業
  • 金屬和合金
  • 材料化學


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