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Magneto-optical investigation of Fe/CoO/Fe(001) trilayers
Author(s): A. Brambilla; M. Cantoni; A. Picone; M. Riva; A. Calloni; G. Berti; Gi. Bussetti; P. Vavassori; M. Finazzi; L. Duò; F. Ciccacci
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we report on the characterization of the magnetic properties of layered Fe/CoO/Fe(001) magnetic structures by means of Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect. Hysteresis loops were acquired on samples with variable CoO thickness, from 1 nm to 4 nm, and at different temperatures, from 30 K to room temperature. This characterization offers the opportunity of exploiting the differences in the layer-dependent sensitivity of Kerr rotation and Kerr ellipticity in order to disentangle the contribution of the different Fe layers in the hysteresis loops. Moreover, it allows us to give a detailed overview of the magnetic behavior of the trilayers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9167, Spintronics VII, 91670S (28 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061691
Show Author Affiliations
A. Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
M. Cantoni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
A. Picone, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
M. Riva, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
A. Calloni, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
G. Berti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Gi. Bussetti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
P. Vavassori, CIC NanoGUNE Consolider (Spain)
IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science (Spain)
M. Finazzi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
L. Duò, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
F. Ciccacci, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9167:
Spintronics VII
Henri-Jean Drouhin; Jean-Eric Wegrowe; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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