Interfacial magnetic anisotropy in nanoscale magnetic multilayers

D. J. Sellmyer, Z. S. Shan, S. S. Jaswal

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Experimental and theoretical research on magnetic anisotropy of nanoscale multilayers is reviewed. The importance of interfaces and the occurrence of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy is emphasized. Transition metal multilayers with non-magnetic and rare earth metals are discussed, and similarities in properties are pointed out. A detailed model of perpendicular anisotropy due to single-ion interactions is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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