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Perpendicular coupling at Fe-FeF2 interfaces
Moran, T. J. (University of California at San Diego. Physics Department)
Nogués, Josep (University of California San Diego. Physics Department)
Lederman, D. (University of California at San Diego. Physics Department)
Schuller, Ivan K. (University of California at San Diego. Physics Department)
American Physical Society

Date: 1998
Abstract: We have studied the exchange anisotropy of ferromagnetic Fe filmsgrown on antiferromagneticFeF2single crystals. The behavior of the hysteresis loops of the Fe above and below the Néel temperature TN of FeF2 indicates a 90° rotation of the ferromagnetic easy axis due to the antiferromagnetic ordering. By examining the Fe hysteresis loops together with the FeF2susceptibility behavior we infer that below TN the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic spins are coupled perpendicular to each other. This behavior can be explained by recent micromagnetic calculations on exchange bias systems, or by magnetoelastic effects.
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Language: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Subject: Antiferromagnetism ; Ferromagnetism ; Crystal growth ; Ferromagnetic materials ; Magnetic anisotropy ; Magnetic films ; Magnetic hysteresis ; Magnetic susceptibilities ; Single crystals ; Thin film growth
Published in: Applied physics letters, Vol. 72, Issue 5 (February 1998) , p. 617-619, ISSN 1077-3118

DOI: 10.1063/1.120823

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