Studies of magnetic properties of the stabilizing layer for synthetic antiferromagnetically coupled media

Z. S. Shan, L. Bitman, S. S. Malhotra, D. Stafford, B. Bian, G. Bertero, Y. F. Xu, M. L. Yan, D. J. Sellmyer

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The magnetic properties for the stabilizing layer in a wide thickness range were investigated. It was found that a very thin stabilizing layer was not well ordered magnetically and this ordering could be improved significantly for stabilizing layer thickness >50 Å. The coupling strength increased linearly as the stabilizing layer thickness varied from 17 to 60 Å.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7768-7770
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10 3
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2003


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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