Asymmetric magnetization reversal in exchange-biased Co/Pt multilayers

Sebastiaan van Dijken*, M. Czapkiewicz, M. Zoladz, T. Stobiecki

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Abstract

A detailed study of the magnetization reversal process in [20 Å Pt/t Å Co]3/100 Å IrMn/20 Å Pt multilayers with 4 Å ≤ t ≤ 9 Å is presented. The hysteresis of as-deposited films with t ≥ 5 Å is found to be asymmetric. This asymmetry is explained by a lateral variation in the perpendicular exchange bias direction due to the growth of IrMn onto multi-domain Co/Pt multilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalPHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B: BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS
Volume243
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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