E-Beam Evaporated Co/Cr and Co/Mo Multilayer Thin Films

  • Lee, S.K (Kangwon National University) ;
  • Nam, I.T (Kangwon National University) ;
  • Hong, Y.K (Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Idaho)
  • Published : 1999.06.01


Magnetic properties and crystallographic structure of e-beam evaporated Co/Cr and Co/Mo multilayer thin films were investigated using VSM and XRD. Co/Cr and Co/Mo multilayer thin films are confirmed as an alternating layered structure. The structure of films with thicker Co layers than Cr and Mo layers are found to be a hcp structure with the c-axis perpendicular to the film plane. The direction of the film plane is the easy magnetization one. There is a no significant difference in shape of hysteresis loops between Co/Cr and Co/Mo multilayer films. It is found that Mo layer is more effective than Cr for preparing Co layer with c-axis normal to the film plane.



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