Title: Relation between structural and physical properties in magnetic and superconducting superlattices
Authors: Bruynseraede, Yvan ×
Temst, Kristiaan
Schad, R
Potter, CD
Belien, P
Verbanck, G
Gladyszewski, G
Barnas, J
Baert, M
Metlushko, VV
Van Bael, Margriet
Moschalkov, VV #
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Publisher: Elsevier science sa lausanne
Series Title: Thin Solid Films vol:275 issue:1-2 pages:1-7
Abstract: The physical properties of superlattices are strongly affected by the chemical and physical properties of the individual layers and by the superlattice structure. In this paper the relationship between structure and properties will be illustrated by the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect, as well as the dimensional transitions and pinning mechanisms in respectively magnetic and superconducting superlattices. In the first example we will analyse the effect of the sample structure and interface quality on the GMR of polycrystalline and epitaxial Fe/Cr superlattices grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Secondly, the effect of thermal annealing and ion irradiation on the electrical and magnetic properties of Ag/Fe multilayers is discussed. In a third example, the influence of a very thin Fe interlayer on the coupling phenomena in Fe/Nb multilayers is analysed. Finally, it will be shown that an additional lateral modulation (lattice of submicron holes) in Pb/Ge multilayers substantially changes the critical superconducting parameters.
ISSN: 0040-6090
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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