Short-Range Effects and Magnetization Reversal in Co80 Fe20 Thin Films: A MOKE Magnetometry/ Domain Imaging and AMR Study
A MOKE magnetometry unit simultaneously sensitive to both in-plane magnetization components, based on an intensity differential detection method, allows us to observe the uniaxial anisotropy impressed during CoFe-deposition and to discriminate the magnetization processes under a magnetic field parallel and perpendicular to such axes. Our MOKE imaging unit, using a CCD camera for Kerr effect domain visualization provides direct evidence on the dominant M-processes, namely domain wall motion and moment rotation. Further magnetic information was obtained by AMR measurements due to the dependence of the electrical resistivity on the short-range spin disorder and also on the angle between the electrical current direction (I) and the spontaneous magnetization (MS).
Paula Maria Vilarinho
J. M. Teixeira et al., "Short-Range Effects and Magnetization Reversal in Co80 Fe20 Thin Films: A MOKE Magnetometry/ Domain Imaging and AMR Study", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 1145-1149, 2006