Fourfold Magnetic Anisotropy of CoPd Alloy, Obtained by Solid State Reactions in Epitaxal Pd/hcp-Сo and Pd/fcc-Co Bilayers
The solid-state reaction between epitaxial hcp-Co (110) and fcc-Co (001) thin films and Pd layers was investigated at annealing temperatures between 250 and 650 °C using X-ray diffraction and magnetic measurements. No significant intermixing of the layers occurs at annealing temperatures below 400 °C. For the atomic composition 1Co:1Pd after annealing at 450 °C the disordered solid solution fcc-CoxPd1-x is formed on the Pd/hcp-Co (110) and Pd/fcc-Co (001) interfaces. Epitaxial relationships CoPd (110)〈-111〉 || MgO(001)〈100〉 and CoPd (001)〈100〉 || MgO(001)〈100〉 between the nucleated disordered phase CoPd and the substrate MgO(001) were determined for Pd/hcp-Co (110) and Pd/fcc-Co (001) bilayers, respectively. The first magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant of the disordered CoPd phase K1CoPd = - (1.8 ± 0.4)·104 J/m3 for the (110) and (001) orientations was obtained.
Nikolai Perov and Anna Semisalova
V.G. Myagkov et al., "Fourfold Magnetic Anisotropy of CoPd Alloy, Obtained by Solid State Reactions in Epitaxal Pd/hcp-Сo and Pd/fcc-Co Bilayers", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 233-234, pp. 571-574, 2015