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Combination of exchange-bias and long-range interlayer couplings in Fe/fct-Mn/Co trilayers
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FIG. 1.

(Color online) (a) I/V-LEED curves of 10 and 2 ML Mn/10 ML Co/Cu(100), 10 ML Co/Cu(100), and Cu(100). (b) The deduced interlayer distances of the various samples. LEED patterns of (c) 10 ML Mn/10 ML Co/Cu(100) (63 eV), (d) 10 ML Co/Cu(100) (69 eV), and (e) Cu(100) (67 eV).

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FIG. 2.

(Color online) Normalized in-plane MOKE hysteresis loops of Fe/Mn/10 ML Co/Cu(100) with the variation of Fe and Mn thicknesses.

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FIG. 3.

(Color online) Analysis results from Fig. 2. The coercivity field (Hc ) of Fe/0, 16, 24 ML Mn/10 ML Co/Cu(100) as a function of Fe thickness. Hc 1 and Hc 2 are the coercivity for the first and second switching in the two-step loops.

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FIG. 4.

(Color online) The ratio of remanence (Mr )/saturation Ms for Fe/0, 16, 24 ML Mn/10 ML Co trilayers as a function of Fe thickness.

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FIG. 5.

(Color online) (a) MOKE hysteresis loop of 13 ML Fe/24 ML Mn/10 ML Co/Cu(100). The numbers indicate the proposed configuration of Fe and Co moments shown in (c). (b) Total magnetic energy related to the Co layer as a function of with the variation of from + 90° to − 90° and a step of 18°. The curves for  = −72° to − 90° are plotted with a smaller step of 3.6°. The arrows indicate the values at the energy minimum. (c) The minimum energy position of in (b) plotted as a function of the corresponding .


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Scitation: Combination of exchange-bias and long-range interlayer couplings in Fe/fct-Mn/Co trilayers