Influence of Annealing on the Magnetic Properties of Fe50Co50 Films
The Fe50Co50 magnetic films were prepared by magnetron sputtering onto glass substrates. The structural and magnetic properties of the films were investigated as a function of annealing temperature and annealing time. It is found that the films have the better crystallization orientation after annealing. The in-plane coercivity Hc reduces with increasing annealing temperature and annealing time. Coercivity reaches the minimum in the sample annealed at 600°C for 2h. Meanwhile, the saturation magnetization Ms increases with increasing annealing temperature as a whole. A scanning probe microscope was used to scan surface morphology and magnetic domain structures. After annealing, the domain size becomes larger and the contrast of domains increases.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
Y. Q. Li et al., "Influence of Annealing on the Magnetic Properties of Fe50Co50 Films", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1084-1087, 2008