Magnetic Order and Coupling Phenomena

A Study of Magnetic Structure and Magnetization Reversal Processes in Rare-Earth-Transition-Metal Based Alloys and Heterostructures

  • Christian Schubert

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis presents recent developments in magnetic coupling phenomena of ferrimagnetic rare-earth transition-metal Tb-Fe alloys and coupled systems consisting of ferri-/ferromagnetic heterostructures. Taking advantage of the tunability of the exchange coupling between ferrimagnetic and ferromagnetic layers by means of stoichiometry of the Tb-Fe layer, the variable number of repetitions in the Co/Pt multilayer as well as the thickness of an interlayer spacer, it is demonstrated that large perpendicular unidirectional anisotropy can be induced at room temperature. This robust perpendicular exchange bias at room temperature opens up a path towards applications in spintronics.


Amorphous Fe-Tb Alloy Films Co/Pt Multilayers Exchange-bias Effect Interface Domain Wall Interfacial and Interlayer Exchange Coupling Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy Rare-earth-transition-metal Alloys Sperimagnetism Training Effect in Magnetic Systems

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  • Christian Schubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physics Experimental Physics IVUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07105-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07106-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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