Temperature-dependent interface magnetism and magnetization reversal in Co/Pt multilayers

Z. S. Shan, J. X. Shen, R. D. Kirby, D. J. Sellmyer, Y. J. Wang

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Abstract

We report on the temperature dependence of the magnetic properties and interface magnetism of Co/Pt multilayers. The magnetic properties including magnetization and anisotropy change substantially as the temperature varies from 300 to 10 K for samples with Co layer thickness in the range from 3 to 7 Å. The interface anisotropy of about 0.38 erg/cm2 is nearly independent of temperature. The magnetization reversal is dominated by domain wall motion for the thinner Co layers and dominated by nucleation for the thicker Co layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6418-6420
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume75
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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