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Structural Peculiarities and Magnetic Properties of Nanoscale Terbium in Tb/Ti and Tb/Si Multilayers

Svalov, A. V. and Vas'kovskiy, V. O. and Kurlyandskaya, G. V. and Barandiaran, J. M. and Orue, I. and Schegoleva, N. N. and Sorokin, A. N. (2006) Structural Peculiarities and Magnetic Properties of Nanoscale Terbium in Tb/Ti and Tb/Si Multilayers. Chinese Physics Letters, 23 (1). pp. 196-199.

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Official URL: http://stacks.iop.org/0256-307X/23/196

Abstract

The structure and the magnetic properties of rf-sputtered nanoscale Tb in [Tb/Ti]n and [Tb/Si]n multilayers have been studied experimentally. It is found that the structure of Tb layers changes, transforming from a fine-crystalline state of Tb into an amorphous state as the magnetic layer thickness decreases. The observed displacement of a magnetic ordering temperature to the lower temperature range and the shift of magnetic hysteresis obtained in the ZFC-FC terms may be caused by the size effect and the amorphization. Both the first and the second suppress the exchange interaction and decrease the crystalline magnetic anisotropy. The type of material of nonmagnetic spacers between the Tb layers plays a certain role in these changes.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5431
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:06 Feb 2010 11:11
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