Non-oscillatory antiferromagnetic coupling in sputtered Fe/Si superlattices

Eric E. Fullerton, J. E. Mattson, Seong Rae Lee, C. H. Sowers, Y. Y. Huang, G. Felcher, S. D. Bader, F. T. Parker

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Abstract

A series of sputtered Fe(30 Å)/Si(x) superlattices were grown for x = 10-40 A ̊. Magnetization and Kerr hysteresis loops, and neutron-reflectivity measurements identify antiferromagnetic (AF) coupling of the Fe layers at room temperature for x = 15 A ̊ nominal thickness, with switching fields of 6 kOe. X-ray structural analyses indicate that the spacer medium is crystalline for x < 20 Å while sputtered Si is amorphous (a). Failure to detect oscillations in the AF coupling for thicker Si layers is due to the formation of a-Si, as opposed to the crystalline silicide responsible for the coupling.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume117
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Superlattices
superlattices
Crystalline materials
Hysteresis loops
Magnetization
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X rays
spacers
hysteresis
reflectance
neutrons
magnetization
oscillations
room temperature
Temperature
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Fullerton, E. E., Mattson, J. E., Lee, S. R., Sowers, C. H., Huang, Y. Y., Felcher, G., ... Parker, F. T. (1992). Non-oscillatory antiferromagnetic coupling in sputtered Fe/Si superlattices. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 117(3).

Non-oscillatory antiferromagnetic coupling in sputtered Fe/Si superlattices. / Fullerton, Eric E.; Mattson, J. E.; Lee, Seong Rae; Sowers, C. H.; Huang, Y. Y.; Felcher, G.; Bader, S. D.; Parker, F. T.

In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 117, No. 3, 01.12.1992.

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Fullerton, EE, Mattson, JE, Lee, SR, Sowers, CH, Huang, YY, Felcher, G, Bader, SD & Parker, FT 1992, 'Non-oscillatory antiferromagnetic coupling in sputtered Fe/Si superlattices', Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 117, no. 3.
Fullerton EE, Mattson JE, Lee SR, Sowers CH, Huang YY, Felcher G et al. Non-oscillatory antiferromagnetic coupling in sputtered Fe/Si superlattices. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 1992 Dec 1;117(3).
Fullerton, Eric E. ; Mattson, J. E. ; Lee, Seong Rae ; Sowers, C. H. ; Huang, Y. Y. ; Felcher, G. ; Bader, S. D. ; Parker, F. T. / Non-oscillatory antiferromagnetic coupling in sputtered Fe/Si superlattices. In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 1992 ; Vol. 117, No. 3.
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