Synchrotron X-ray study of the epitaxial Co/Pt multilayers on Al2O3(1 1 2̄ 0) substrates with Pt/Mo buffer layers

Chih Hao Lee, L. C. Wu, Kuan Li Yu, J. C.A. Huang, Jia Chong Jan, Pei Yu Cheng

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In this study, epitaxial [Co(t nm)/Pt(1 nm)]30 multilayer samples (t = 1, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 0.25 and 0.2 nm) were studied using X-ray measurements. The samples were prepared on Pt(1 1 1)/Mo(1 1 0) buffered Al2O3(1 1 2̄ 0) substrates in the MBE chamber. It was found that the Pt layer in the multilayer has a compressible strain of about 2-3.5% along the in-plane direction and the saturation magnetization is roughly proportional to this strain. Polarized X-ray absorption spectroscopy study showed that the Co layer is more like an FCC pseudomorphic structure for Co thickness less than 0.5 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun
Event6th International Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering (SXNS-6) - Noordwijkerhout, Neth
Duration: 1999 Sep 121999 Sep 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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