Magnetic properties of V/Fe superlattices

H. K. Wong*, H. Q. Yang, J. E. Hilliard, J. B. Ketterson

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We have measured the magnetic and superconducting properties of V/Fe superlattices. It is observed that ultrathin Fe layers behave in a 2-D fashion when isolated by thick V layers; however, on thinning the V layers a magnetic coupling between the Fe layers has been observed. No dead Fe layers were seen. When the V-layer thicknesses were on the order of the BCS coherence length, superconductivity was observed. A 2-D-3-D crossover was observed in the temperature dependence of the parallel critical field when the Fe layers were only a few atomic planes thick, implying the coexistence of ferromagnetism and superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3660-3662
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1985

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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