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Magnetic and electronic properties of Co/Pd superlattices
Author(s): Randall H. Victora; J. M. MacLaren
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Paper Abstract

Several technologically important properties of Co/Pd superlattices are examined via electronic structure calculations. The large and irregular value of the saturation magnetization per Co is attributed to an enhanced Co moment and unexpected Pd spin polarizations. Calculations for the Co/2Pd superlattice find a perpendicular easy axis, as found experimentally, and suggest that the relatively small Kerr rotation is associated with a weak Pd orbital polarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1499, Optical Data Storage '91, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45951
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Randall H. Victora, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
J. M. MacLaren, Tulane Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1499:
Optical Data Storage '91

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