Origin of the exchange bias training effects in magnetically coupled soft/hard synthetic bilayers at low temperature


Yalcin O., Unluer S., KAZAN S., ŞAHİNGÖZ R.

PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, vol.459, pp.74-78, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 459
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physb.2014.11.097
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-78

Abstract

Hysteresis loops of the nanoscale magnetic layer Co90Fe10 and Ni81Fe19 and bilayer Co90Fe10/Ni81Fe19 and Ni81Fe19/Co90Fe10 films were measured as a function of external dc magnetic Field and the thickness dependence of these Films were plotted as a function of temperature. Time evolution of the minor/middle/major hysteresis loops of 5/5 nm-thick Ni81Fe19/Co90Fe10 monolayer have been observed at 10 K. The spin valve, exchange bias training and Barkhausen effects for magnetic layer and bilayer films have been analysed at various temperatures, thicknesses and different orientations according to the substrate. The exchange-bias training effects have been observed only in positive magnetization region. Origin of the exchange-bias training effects and asymmetric hysteresis loops are related to the relaxation mechanism of a pinning layer in magnetically coupled soft/hard bilayers. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved