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Title: Phase investigation in Pt supported off-stoichiometric iron-platinum thin films

Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Low temperature FePt L1{sub 0} phase transformation using Pt/Fe{sub 3}Pt/Pt structure. • Temperature dependent FCC to FCT phase investigation using Rietveld refinement. • Estimation of soft and hard ferromagnetic contribution from demagnetization curve. • Interlayer diffusion and stoichiometry conformation of L1{sub 0} phase using RBS. • Correlation of structural, magnetic and RBS studies were successfully understood. - Abstract: The structural and magnetic phase transformation of Pt/Fe{sub 3}Pt/Pt films on Si <1 0 0> substrates prepared by DC magnetron sputtering is investigated as a function of annealing temperature. Pt diffusion driven low temperature phase transformation from A1 to L1{sub 0} phase is achieved at 300 °C, attaining a very high coercivity of 9 kOe. At 300 °C, 85% L1{sub 0} phase transformation is observed using the X-ray diffraction profile fitting. The estimated phase content is also further verified by fitting the demagnetization curve. The underlayer promotes the ordering at lower temperature while overlayer induces growth along (0 0 1) preferred orientation. Rutherford back scattering study reveals interlayer diffusion and confirms the desired stoichiometry for L1{sub 0} phase. The presence of Pt under-overlayer provides the Pt source and further facilitates the Pt diffusion, which makes it effectivemore » in promoting the phase ordering at a lower temperature.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
22285116
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COERCIVE FORCE; DEMAGNETIZATION; FCC LATTICES; GRAIN ORIENTATION; IRON; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETRONS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PLATINUM; SPUTTERING; THIN FILMS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION