Coercivity and exchange coupling in PrCo:Co nanocomposite films

J. P. Liu, Y. Liu, D. J. Sellmyer

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Magnetic hysteresis and intergrain exchange coupling in nanostructured PrCo:Co composite films have been investigated. The composite thin films were made by multilayer sputtering and subsequent annealing. It is found that the coercivity mechanism is related to film morphology, especially the Co phase fraction. Evidence for the hard-soft-phase exchange coupling has been found and high energy products have been obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6608-6610
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


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