Magnetism of rare-earthtransition-metal nanoscale multilayers

Z. S. Shan, D. J. Sellmyer, S. S. Jaswal, Y. J. Wang, J. X. Shen

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Abstract

Systematic studies have been performed on the layer-thickness dependence of magnetization and anisotropy for amorphous rare-earthtransition-metal compositionally modulated films with characteristic bilayer thicknesses () in the 0.63-nm (630 A) range. The results permit for the first time the development of a detailed model for the magnetization and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy as a function of . Single-ion anisotropy is shown to be the major contributor to the perpendicular anisotropy for Dy/Co and similar systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 63, No. 4, 01.01.1989, p. 449-452.

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Shan, Z. S. ; Sellmyer, D. J. ; Jaswal, S. S. ; Wang, Y. J. ; Shen, J. X. / Magnetism of rare-earthtransition-metal nanoscale multilayers. In: Physical Review Letters. 1989 ; Vol. 63, No. 4. pp. 449-452.
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