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Intermixing of Aluminum-Magnetic Transition Metals Bilayers



J D. Buchanan, T P. Hase, B K. Tanner, P J. Chen, L Gan, Cedric J. Powell, William F. Egelhoff Jr.


Grazing incidence x-ray scattering has been used to study interfacial intermixing in thin films of aluminum/transition metal bilayers grown by dc magnetron sputter deposition at room temperature. As with all transition metals, the ferromagnets Fe, Co and Ni have dramatically different interface widths between X/Al and Al/X (X = Fe,Co,Ni). Intermixing lengths are larger for X on Al than Al on X.
Journal of Applied Physics
No. 10


aluminum, cobalt, intermixing, iron, nickel, x-ray scattering


Buchanan, J. , Hase, T. , Tanner, B. , Chen, P. , Gan, L. , Powell, C. and Egelhoff Jr., W. (2003), Intermixing of Aluminum-Magnetic Transition Metals Bilayers, Journal of Applied Physics (Accessed February 25, 2024)
Created April 30, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021