Oscillatory interlayer coupling with cu and zr underlayer thickness for Co/Cu multilayers

Tong Yun Zhao, Zheng Sheng Shan, Bao Gen Shen, Jian Gao Zhao, D. J. Sellmyer

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Abstract

Oscillatory behavior (with a period of about 9 nm) of antiferromagnetic coupling with the thicknesses of Cu and Zr underlayers is reported for sputtered Co(1 nm)/Cu(2.3 nm) multilayers. The related oscillation of magnetoresistance is also observed. Based on the analysis of X-ray diffraction patterns, the variation of crystallographic orientation and modulation period is proved not responsible to the phenomenon. But the underlayer strongly affects the growth orientation of multilayer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-617
Number of pages5
JournalActa Physica Sinica (overseas Edition)
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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