Domain configurations and hysteresis behaviors of ultrathin cobalt film deposited on copper surface

Yuet Loy Chan, Nae Yeou Jih, Chih Wei Peng, Cheng Hao Chuang, T. H. Lee, Jung-Chun Huang, Y. J. Hsu, D. H. Wei

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Abstract

Depositing additional Cu layer on top of a Co thin film changes the magnetic properties of buried layer significantly. Employing in situ magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) to assess the magnetization behavior of uncovered and covered Co layer grown on Cu (0 0 1), the hysteresis loops give averaged, macroscopic response of the layered system. The microscopic information was examined through element-specific domain images acquired by the X-ray photoemission electron microscope (PEEM). Based on the image analysis, evidence of magnetization switching in some regions of the as-deposited Co layer upon capping 1 ML of Cu was found.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume310
Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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