Co/Pd multilayers containing one to eight atomic layers of cobalt and ten atomic layers of palladium per modulation period were prepared in two orienotarteiottnoss, fcc and fcc. The  films were polycrystalline, the  films were epitaxial.
In this paper we compare the magnetic anisotropy of both types of films, which can be described by an interface anisotropy contribution favouring perpendicular magnetization and a volume contribution favouring in-plane magnetization. Depending on the deposition temperature, a perpendicular anisotropy for  films is found for up to about six atomic layers of Co. The  films however, show perpendicular anisotropy only for Co monolayers or Co bilayers. The large difference between the anisotropies in the two orientations is mainly caused by a strong in-plane anisotropy volume term which exists for  films, and which is attributed to the structural deformation of the Co layers from cubic to tetragonal. For both orientations a higher deposition temperature is found to lead to an increase of the interface anisotropy due to smoothing of the layers.