Effect of Ti underlayer thickness on the magnetic anisotropy of TbFe thin films

Sahoo, Ajit Kumar and Chelvane, J. Arout and Mohanty, J. (2021) Effect of Ti underlayer thickness on the magnetic anisotropy of TbFe thin films. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 32 (6). pp. 7567-7573. ISSN 0957-4522

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In this study, we address the impact of Ti underlayer thickness (UL: 0-40 nm) on the structural, magnetic, and microscopic properties of TbFe thin films. The structural analysis confirmed the intermixing at interfaces of the Ti and TbFe layer with the increment of UL thicknesses. Out-of-plane (OOP) coercivity (Hc), and saturation field (Hs) gradually increased with an increase in UL thickness. For UL = 10 nm, the domain contrast and OOP stray field strength were enhanced, which may be due to the extent of d-d hybridization dominated over the influence of interfacial roughness. While for UL = 20, and 40 nm, the extent of interfacial roughness dominated the hybridization effects. In the case of UL: 20 nm, Hc increased by nearly 6 times more than the bare TbFe system. We observed a state with high OOP Hc combined with nearly zero OOP stray fields that are found to coexist in the sample. The magnetization reversal studies on a large area reveal domain nucleation followed by domain wall motion in all the films. The idea of tuning magnetic properties by varying thicknesses of Ti UL may be useful in spintronics applications.

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Sahoo, Ajit KumarUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Domain nucleation; Domain wall motion; Hybridization effects; Interfacial roughness; Microscopic properties; Saturation fields; Spintronics application; Underlayer thickness
Subjects: Computer science
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 04:30
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 04:30
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/8571
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-021-05471-y
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/14299
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