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Title: Magnetic switching behaviors of orbital states with different magnetic quantum numbers in Au/Fe/MgO multilayer system

A spin specific magnetic hysteresis (SSMH) curve and an orbital specific magnetic hysteresis (OSMH) curve are obtained for Fe/Au/Fe/MgO multilayers by magnetic Compton scattering and SQUID magnetometer measurements. The SSMH curve with each contribution of magnetic quantum number |m| = 0, 1, and 2 states is obtained by decomposition analyses of magnetic Compton profiles. Residual magnetization is observed for the SSMH curve with magnetic quantum number |m| = 0, 2 and the OSMH curve. Although the SQUID magnetometer measurements do not show perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in the present Fe/Au/Fe/MgO multilayer film, the SSMH curve with magnetic quantum number |m| = 0, 2 and OSMH curve show switching behaviors of PMA.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Electronics and Informatics, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin-cho, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515 (Japan)
  2. International Research Center for Nuclear Materials Science, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2145-2 Narita-cho, Oarai-machi, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki 311-1313 (Japan)
  3. Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, 1-1-1 Koto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22310895
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ANISOTROPY; COMPTON EFFECT; DECOMPOSITION; DIAGRAMS; FILMS; GOLD; HYSTERESIS; IRON; LAYERS; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; MAGNETIZATION; MAGNETOMETERS; QUANTUM NUMBERS; SPIN; SQUID DEVICES