Co-Sm (1100)[0001]//Cr (121̈)[101] epitaxy and its effects on magnetic properties of Co-Sm//Cr films

Y. Liu, D. J. Sellmyer, B. W. Robertson

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It is well known that the Cr underlayer plays a critical role in generating large in-plane coercivity in Co-based magnetic thin films. In this paper we report in detail the Co-Sm (1100)[0001]//Cr (121)[101] eptaxy revealed by high resolution electron microscopy. The lattice mismatch between Co-Sm (1100) and Cr (121) is less than 2%, suggesting an energetically favorable configuration. The high anisotropy observed in Co-Sm films is discussed by this epitaxial realtion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5333-5335
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8 PART 2A
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 1996


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