Journal article
Selective Modification of Magnetic Properties of Co₀/Au/Co₂/Au Multilayers by He Ion Bombardment



Publication Details
Authors:
Urbaniak, M.; Stobiecki, F.; Engel, D.; Szymanski, B.; Ehresmann, A.
Publication year:
2009
Journal:
Acta Physica Polonica Series a
Pages range:
326-328
Volume number:
115
Start page:
326
End page:
328
ISSN:
0587-4246

Abstract
We show that in a [Co1/Au/Co2/Au]4 multilayer, where Co1(2) denote Co layers of different thicknesses, a 10 keV He-ion bombardment with a 6 x 1014 ions/cm2 dose leads to changes of the easy direction from out-of-plane to in-plane in the thicker Co layers (tCo2 = 1 nm) while the perpendicular anisotropy of the thinner Co layers (tCo1 = 0.6 nm) is preserved. The investigated multilayers were obtained by sputtering and the thickness of the Au layers (tAu = 4 nm) ensured that a direct coupling between the Co layers (through pinholes) and Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida-like interactions were negligible.


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