We fabricated exchange-coupled composite films with perpendicular anisotropy using nanograins of L10 FePt as a magnetically hard base layer and FePt: SiO2 as a relatively soft phase. The degree of anisotropy and nanostructure in the soft layer was controlled by varying the deposition temperature. Growth of the low-anisotropy layer followed the particulate structure of the base layer at deposition temperatures of 390°C or greater. Perpendicular coercivities were strongly dependent on both the anisotropy and thickness of the softer layer.
- Exchange-coupled composite
- Perpendicular recording media
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering