Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 02, Numéro C3, Décembre 1992
35 ème Colloque de Métallurgie de l'INSTN
MATERIAUX MAGNETIQUES
PROGRES ET PERSPECTIVES
Page(s) C3-159 - C3-167
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1992323
35 ème Colloque de Métallurgie de l'INSTN
MATERIAUX MAGNETIQUES
PROGRES ET PERSPECTIVES

J. Phys. IV France 02 (1992) C3-159-C3-167

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1992323

Magnetic multilayers : fundamental and practical aspects

R. KRISHNAN

Laboratoire de Magnétisme et Matériaux Magnétiques, C.N.R.S., 92195 Meudon, France


Abstract
After a brief introduction we describe the preparation of the multilayers by evaporation under ultra high vacuum conditions and their characterisation. We then discuss the magnetic and magneto-optical properties of some multilayer systems such as, Ni/Ag, Fe/Ag, Co/Ag and Co/Pt. The last one is quite interesting and is a potential candidate for magneto-optical information storage, particularly capable of working in the shorter wave length of light. We describe particularly the various anisotropies such as the bulk and surface ones and the magnetostriction as well.



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