Magnetic and structural properties of high coercivity nanocrystalline CoSm films with in-plane anisotropy

David J Sellmyer, Z. S. Shan, Y. Liu, Sy-Hwang Liou, S. S. Malhotra, B. W. Robertson

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This paper presents results and an overview of magnetic and nanostructural properties of CoSm alloys which have high potential for future ultra high-density longitudinal magnetic recording. These sputtered films consist of about 5 nm crystallites embedded in an amorphous matrix, with the easy axes of the nanocrystallites in the film plane. The films have high coercivities, 3-4 kOe, and other highly favorable properties. Fundamental aspects of the relationship between nanostructure and magnetic properties are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1545-1552
Number of pages8
JournalScripta Metallurgica et Materiala
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1995


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