HREM study of the `orange-peel' effect in spin valves

X. Portier*, A. K. Petford-Long, P. Bayle-Guillemaud, T. C. Anthony, J. A. Brug

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Abstract

Spin-valve microstructure has been studied by means of high-resolution electron microscopy. The investigation has focused on the waviness of the interfaces between the nonmagnetic and adjacent ferromagnetic layers in order to estimate the magnetostatic coupling termed the `orange peel' effect. Numerical analysis of the high-resolution electron micrographs has enabled quantitative data on the interface waviness and thus on the magnetostatic coupling to be obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume198
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers (MML-98) - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 19 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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