Date of this Version
JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 111, 07D720 (2012); doi:10.1063/1.3677928
L10-ordered antiferromagnetic CrPt is of interest as a pinning material in exchange-biased system due to its many intriguing properties and such alloy with a (001) texture has also been used to serve as an underlayer to promote the L10 phase formation of other materials. Therefore, it is important to control not only the L10 phase formation of such material but also the texture of its ordered phase. A systematic study of the L10 phase formation of CrPt thin film was performed. The anisotropy of CrPt L10 phase has also been investigated both experimentally using CrPt/Fe bilayer system and theoretically using first principle calculation. The experimental result is in consistent with the theoretical estimation within the present thin film limitation.