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Journal of the Korean Physical Society

, Volume 66, Issue 11, pp 1732–1735 | Cite as

Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy study of the stretched magnetic-domain structure of Co/Pt multilayers under an in-plane field

  • Djati Handoko
  • Duy-Truong Quach
  • Sang-Hyuk Lee
  • Je-Ho Shim
  • Dong-Hyun KimEmail author
  • Kyung-Min Lee
  • Jong-Ryul Jeong
  • Namdong Kim
  • Hyun-Joon Shin
Article

Abstract

We report our investigation on the magnetic-domain structure of a Co/Pt multilayer with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy under a horizontal in-plane field by using a high-resolution scanning transmission X-ray microscope (STXM) developed at Pohang Accelerator Laboratory. The ruggedshaped striped magnetic-domain structure that was initially formed under a field cycle along the out-of-the plane magnetic easy axis was found to be stretched and elongated along the direction of the horizontal in-plane field. As the in-plane field was strengthened, the striped pattern exhibited an anisotropic domain growth with further stretching and aligning, as well as with a modification of the magnetic-domain’s width.

Keywords

Magnetic domain X-ray microscopy 

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© The Korean Physical Society 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Djati Handoko
    • 1
  • Duy-Truong Quach
    • 1
  • Sang-Hyuk Lee
    • 1
  • Je-Ho Shim
    • 1
  • Dong-Hyun Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kyung-Min Lee
    • 2
  • Jong-Ryul Jeong
    • 2
  • Namdong Kim
    • 3
  • Hyun-Joon Shin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea
  2. 2.Department of Material Science and Engineering and Graduate School of Energy Science and TechnologyChungnam National UniversityDaejeonKorea
  3. 3.Pohang Accelerator LaboratoryPohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)PohangKorea

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