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Title: Origin of the training effect and asymmetry of the magnetization in polycrystalline exchange bias systems
Authors: Brems, Steven ×
Temst, Kristiaan
Van Haesendonck, Christian #
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: American Physical Society
Series Title: Physical Review Letters vol:99 issue:6
Article number: 067201
Abstract: The training effect and asymmetry in exchange-coupled polycrystalline CoO/Co bilayers with in-plane magnetization has been investigated. This system is selected for its large training effect and initial asymmetry of the magnetic hysteresis after field cooling, which is removed after training. Applying an in-plane magnetic field perpendicular to the cooling field largely restores the untrained state with its pronounced asymmetry. The possibility to reinduce the asymmetry strongly depends on the magnitude of the perpendicular field, providing the key to identify the physical origin of training and removal of the asymmetry. These effects result from misalignment between the ferromagnetic magnetization and the uncompensated magnetization of the granular antiferromagnet.
ISSN: 0031-9007
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
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