Hydrogenation and magnetic properties of Pd/Co multilayers

A. Suzuki, K. Kyuno, E. Akiba, T. Manago, H. Miyajima, R. Yamamoto

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The magnetic properties of sputtered Pd/Co multilayers in hydrogen atmospheres were studied. The x-ray diffraction(XRD) patterns in hydrogen atmospheres showed that the lattice expansion of hydrogenated Pd decreased with decreasing thickness of Pd layers, which is reminiscent of nano-crystalline Pd. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy(PMA) and saturation magnetization were reduced by the hydrogenation. The interface anisotropy energy per unit area, Ks, and volume anisotropy energy per unit volume, Kv are discussed. These results suggest that interface magnetic anisotropy between Pd and Co layers is suppressed by hydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-396
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1996Dec 6 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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