Exchange biasing in MBE-grown Fe3O4/CoO bilayers; the antiferromagnetic layer thickness dependence

P.J. Zaag, van der, A.R. Ball, L.F. Feiner, R.M. Wolf, P.A.A. Heijden, van der

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Exchange biasing has been studied for a series of [100] and [111] oriented, epitaxial Fe3O4/CoO bilayers grown by oxidic MBE. The low‐temperature exchange biasing versus CoO layer thickness is compared to theoretical models for exchange biasing. We argue that the Malozemoff random field model does not apply to this system. The exchange biasing calculated according to the Meiklejohn–Bean model, assuming nearest‐neighbor exchange coupling across a flat and magnetically uncompensated interface, differs for [100] oriented bilayers by a factor of ≂8 from the experimental value.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMMM Conference, Philadelphia, USA
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event40th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 1996) - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 6 Nov 19969 Nov 1996
Conference number: 40

Publication series

NameJournal of Applied Physics
ISSN (Print)0021-8979


Conference40th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 1996)
Abbreviated titleMMM 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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