Anomalous Hall effect measurement of novel magnetic multilayers

Seng Kai Wong, Bing Hong Chia, Kumar Srinivasan, Randall Law, Ei Leen Tan, Hang Khume Tan, Rachid Sbiaa, S. N. Piramanayagam

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Abstract

We have used the method of anomalous Hall effect (AHE) to characterize magnetic thin film structures consisting of both perpendicular (normal-to-plane) and longitudinal (in-plane) anisotropies. AHE enables the simultaneous extraction of the perpendicular and in-plane magnetizations. The method is used to obtain the hysteresis loops and study the switching behavior of [Co/Pd] multilayers coupled to different seed layers. Results show that Cu seed layer helps to reduce the switching field distribution (SFD) and increase the coercivity while Co underlayer with an in-plane anisotropy helps to reduce the coercivity and increase the SFD. Furthermore, the magnetization in the Co in-plane layer is found to be pointing out of plane possibly due to exchange coupling with the [Co/Pd] multilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093904
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume106
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Wong, S. K., Chia, B. H., Srinivasan, K., Law, R., Tan, E. L., Tan, H. K., Sbiaa, R., & Piramanayagam, S. N. (2009). Anomalous Hall effect measurement of novel magnetic multilayers. Journal of Applied Physics, 106(9), [093904]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3240346