TY - JOUR

T1 - Exchange-Induced Anisotropies at Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Interfaces above and below the Néel Temperature

AU - Grimsditch, M.

AU - Hoffmann, A.

AU - Vavassori, P.

AU - Shi, Hongtao

AU - Lederman, D.

PY - 2003/1/1

Y1 - 2003/1/1

N2 - The exchange bias and magnetic anisotropies in a Co layer on a single-crystalline [Formula presented] film have been determined between 30 and 300 K. By postulating that the coupling between the ferromagnet and the antiferromagnet persists above the Néel temperature ([Formula presented]) we develop a model that quantitatively describes the exchange bias and the anisotropies over the whole temperature range, both above and below [Formula presented]. Using only the measured low temperature exchange bias and a distribution of blocking temperatures we explain (i) the temperature dependence of the bias, (ii) the magnitude of the anisotropies, (iii) the opposite sign of the first and second order anisotropies, (iv) the observed [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] temperature dependencies of the first and second order uniaxial anisotropies above [Formula presented], and (v) the decrease of the anisotropies below [Formula presented].

AB - The exchange bias and magnetic anisotropies in a Co layer on a single-crystalline [Formula presented] film have been determined between 30 and 300 K. By postulating that the coupling between the ferromagnet and the antiferromagnet persists above the Néel temperature ([Formula presented]) we develop a model that quantitatively describes the exchange bias and the anisotropies over the whole temperature range, both above and below [Formula presented]. Using only the measured low temperature exchange bias and a distribution of blocking temperatures we explain (i) the temperature dependence of the bias, (ii) the magnitude of the anisotropies, (iii) the opposite sign of the first and second order anisotropies, (iv) the observed [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] temperature dependencies of the first and second order uniaxial anisotropies above [Formula presented], and (v) the decrease of the anisotropies below [Formula presented].

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.257201

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.257201

M3 - Article

C2 - 12857159

AN - SCOPUS:84872080618

VL - 90

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 25

ER -