Co3Pt Nanocomposite Films for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media
The Co3Pt magnetic layer with thickness of 7~28 nm was deposited onto the Pt underlayer. The as-deposited Co3Pt/Pt double-layered films with or without a 5 nm Pt capped layer were annealed at temperatures between 275 and 375 °C in vacuum of 1 mTorr. The influences of process parameters on perpendicular magnetic properties of Co3Pt thin films were investigated. The Co3Pt film with perpendicular coercivity (Hc⊥) value of 3620 Oe and the perpendicular squareness (S⊥) of 0.7 could be achieved from the Co3Pt(18 nm)/Pt(100 nm) double-layered films by annealing at 300°C. Further added Tb30Co70 film on the Co3Pt/Pt double-layered film could greatly enhance the perpendicular magnetic properties of the film. The Hc⊥ and S⊥ of the Tb30Co70/Co3Pt/Pt film were as high as 6560 Oe and 0.88, respectively, which has significant potential to be applied in perpendicular magnetic recording media.
Joong Hee Lee
C. L. Shen et al., "Co3Pt Nanocomposite Films for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 27-30, 2010