Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published by American Institute of Physics. J. Appl. Phys., 73, 6347(1993). © 1993 American Institute of Physics. Permission to use.


The magnetic properties of Co/Cu multilayers were investigated from 5 to 380 K and analyzed in terms of the interface magnetism and mean-field model. The interface, which is about 1.2 Å thick, is nonmagnetic at room temperature and becomes magnetic at 5 K with the average magnetization of 40% of the pure Co magnetization. The samples of X Å Co/10 Å Cu behaved superparamagnetically as X ranged from 4 to 6.5 Å and did not show superparamagnetic behavior for thinner or thicker Co layer thickness.

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