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The Influence of Microstructure on the Magnetic Properties in Nanostructured Copt Li0 Thin Films

  • S. Jeong (a1), M. E. Mchenry (a1) and D. E. Laughlin (a1)

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We have applied the Neel's spin pair potential model to model the dependence of magnetocrystalline anisotropy on the long range order parameter. We have produced CoPt nanoscale thin films, with and without an immiscible second phase, by RF and DC magnetron sputtering. These thin films showed a shoulder in their magnetic hysteresis, indicative of a disordered soft magnetic phase for samples annealed above 600 °C while it was barely detectable in 500–600 °C annealed samples. A (111) texture is observed in as-deposited and annealed films is identified as one of the possible contributions to the lower coercivity squareness S* and perpendicular magnetic properties. Micromagnetic calculations confirmed a poor exchange interaction, identified rotational energy barriers and inferred that the ordered region was not fully ordered. The initial stage of ordering clearly showed a discontinuous type transformation.

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The Influence of Microstructure on the Magnetic Properties in Nanostructured Copt Li0 Thin Films

  • S. Jeong (a1), M. E. Mchenry (a1) and D. E. Laughlin (a1)

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