The temperature dependence of the magnetization of magnetic multilayers

P.J.H. Bloemen, W.J.M. Jonge, de, F.J.A. Broeder, den

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The magnetization of Co/Pt and Co/Au multilayers has been measured as a function of temperature. For the Co/Pt multilayers with fixed cobalt sublayer thickness of 4, 6 and 8 Å, the magnetization decreases faster with temperature as the platinum layers are made thicker. In contrast the magnetization of the Co/Au multilayers is nearly independent of the Au thickness in a range from 8 to 40 Å with a Co thickness of 6 Å and remain almost constant up to 500 K. Interlayer coupling and interdiffusion are discussed as possible causes for the observed behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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