Chen, Yuan-Tsung (2009) The Effect of Interface Texture on Exchange Biasing in Ni80Fe20/Ir20Mn80 System. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (1). pp. 90-93. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)
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Exchange-biasing phenomenon can induce an evident unidirectional hysteresis loop shift by spin coupling effect in the ferromagnetic (FM)/antiferromagnetic (AFM) interface which can be applied in magnetoresistance random access memory (MRAM) and recording-head applications. However, magnetic properties are the most important to AFM texturing. In this work, top-configuration exchange-biasing NiFe/IrMn(xÂ Ã ) systems have been investigated with three different conditions. From the high-resolution cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (HR X-TEM) and X-ray diffraction results, we conclude that the IrMn (111) texture plays an important role in exchange-biasing field (Hex) and interfacial exchange energy (Jk). Hex and Jk tend to saturate when the IrMn thickness increases. Moreover, the coercivity (Hc) dependence on IrMn thickness is explained based on the coupling or decoupling effect between the spins of the NiFe and IrMn layers near the NiFe/IrMn interface. In this work, the optimal values for Hex and Jk are 115Â Oe and 0.062Â erg/cm2, respectively.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Exchange biasing - Texture - Coupling or decoupling effect|
|Subjects:||Physical Science > Nanomagnetics|
Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in ICT
|Deposited By:||Lesley Tobin|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2009 14:30|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2009 14:30|
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