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Title: Magnetization and polarized neutron reflectivity experiments on patterned exchange bias structures
Authors: Temst, Kristiaan ×
Girgis, E
Portugal, RD
Loosvelt, Hugo
Popova, E
Van Bael, Margriet
Van Haesendonck, Christian
Fritzsche, H
Gierlings, M
Leunissen, LHA
Jonckheere, R #
Issue Date: May-2005
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: European Physical Journal B vol:45 issue:2 pages:261-266
Abstract: Patterned Co/CoO thin film structures have been investigated by magnetization and polarized neutron reflectivity measurements in order to study the influence of finite size and shape anisotropy effects on the magnetization reversal. An anomaly was found in the upper branch of the hysteresis loops, probably caused by incomplete bias in the patterned structures. The asymmetry in magnetization reversal mechanism commonly found in the two branches of the hysteresis loops of unpatterned Co/CoO layers is altered in the patterned structures, consistent with the existence of interfacial domains.
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ISSN: 1434-6028
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
× corresponding author
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