Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 16, pp 6887–6894 | Cite as

The influence of alloying Fe59Pt41 thin films with Co on their magnetic and microstructural properties

  • Yu Cheng LaiEmail author
  • Yen Hwei Chang
  • Yen Chia Chen
  • Hui-Jan Lin
  • Guo Jo Chen


This study investigates how the addition of Co to a Fe59Pt41 alloy with compositions in the range of Fe59Pt41–Co59Pt41 affects the crystallographic ordering temperatures and magnetic properties of sputter-deposited films. Introducing Co into the (Fe1−xCox)59Pt41 film affects the activation energy of atomic migration and grain growth, thus leading to a higher annealing temperature of the L10 phase formation. At a Co concentration of x = 0.2, the saturation magnetization was maximum, at 1,480 emu/cm3, and the (Fe0.8Co0.2)59Pt41 film exhibited a coercivity of about 4 kOe.


Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry Ternary Alloy FePt CoPt Alloy Film 
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The authors would like to thank the National Science Council of the Republic of China for the financial support of project NSC 95-2221-E-006-121.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Cheng Lai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yen Hwei Chang
    • 1
  • Yen Chia Chen
    • 1
  • Hui-Jan Lin
    • 1
  • Guo Jo Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Material Science and EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of Material Science and EngineeringI-Shou UniversityKaohsiung CountyTaiwan, ROC

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