Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

May 1994


Published in Journal of Applied Physics, 75:10 (15 May 1994), 6495-6497. DOI: 10.1063/1.356975
Copyright © 1994 The American Institute of Physics. Used by permission.
Journal website =


We have investigated the magnetic and magneto-optic properties of Co/Ni multilayers deposited on Ag and Au buffer layers. The samples with Au buffer layers show perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, but those with Ag buffer layers do not. The. structure and degree of crystalline alignment of the buffer layer are evidently crucial to development of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. We also present the results of polar Kerr rotation measurements as a function of wavelength and layer thickness of the multilayers.

Included in

Physics Commons