Soft x-ray magnetic circular dichroism study of [Co/Pd] multilayered perpendicular magnetic films

A. Agui, M. Mizumaki, T. Matsushita, T. Asahi, J. Kawaji, J. Sayama, T. Osaka

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The effect of seedlayers such as C, Si and Pd/Si on the [Co/Pd] multilayerd perpendicular magnetization film was investigated. The study was carried out by using x-ray absorption spectrum (XAS) and magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectra at the Co L2,3-edges. It was found that the expectation values of the orbital angular momentum (Lz) and the spin angular momentum (Sz) of Co atom in the [Co/Pd] multilayered film were estimated using the sum rule. It was also observed that the seedlayer changes macroscopic magnetic properties of the [Co/Pd] multilayered film without affecting the electronic and spin state of the upper layers of Co.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7825-7831
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 15


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