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Title: Improvement of chemical ordering of FePt (001) oriented films by MgO buffer layer
Authors: Lim, B.C.
Chen, J.S. 
Hu, J.F.
Lim, Y.K.
Liu, B.
Chow, G.M. 
Ju, G.
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Lim, B.C., Chen, J.S., Hu, J.F., Lim, Y.K., Liu, B., Chow, G.M., Ju, G. (2008). Improvement of chemical ordering of FePt (001) oriented films by MgO buffer layer. Journal of Applied Physics 103 (7) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Chemically ordered L 10 FePt layer was obtained at temperature as low as 280 °C by in situ heating by using MgO buffer layer on CrRu (200) underlayer. The chemical ordering and magnetocrystalline anisotropy, Ku, increased with increasing deposition temperature from 280 to 400 °C. The out-of-plane coercivity Hc⊥ also increased significantly from 2.7 to 9.0 kOe. All the films showed perpendicular anisotropy. The reason for the increase in the coercivity was investigated by reducing the thickness of the FePt layer to 4 nm and varying the thickness of the MgO buffer layer at 1, 2, and 4 nm. Well isolated FePt islands were formed. When the MgO layer was 1 nm, the Hc⊥ of the 4 nm FePt layer was as high as 12 kOe. However, it reduced to 6.3 kOe when the MgO was 4 nm. The change in Hc⊥ was due to the improved chemical ordering and thus higher magnetocrystalline anisotropy. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Journal of Applied Physics
ISSN: 00218979
DOI: 10.1063/1.2835089
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