Thermally activated reversal in exchange-coupled structures

Y. G. Wang*, A. K. Petford-Long, H. Laidler, K. O'Grady, M. T. Kief

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The thermally activated magnetization reversal of the ferromagnetic (FM) layer was reported in IrMn/CoFe exchange-coupled bilayers with different thickness of antiferromagnetic material (AFM) layer. The dynamics of domain growth was also investigated to determine the influence of thermal activation. The results showed that, with the decrease in temperature of antiferromagnetic materials, the energy barrier for thermally activated reversal decreased so the changes occurring in the AFM layer became more significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ET06
JournalDigests of the Intermag Conference
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Magnetics Conference-2002 IEEE INTERMAG - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 28 2002May 2 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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