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Magneto-Optical Measurements of Co-Pt (111) Multilayers



R A. Fry, Lawrence H. Bennett, Edward Della Torre, Robert D. Shull, William F. Egelhoff Jr., R F. Farrow, C H. Lee


An automated magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) magnetometer was used to measure the polar Kerr rotation and ellipticity loops of multilayers with X = 0.3 nm to 1.2 nm. For most of the samples studies, the hysteresis loops exhibit typical perpendicular magnetization characteristics. Using MOKE major hysteresis loops and first-order reversal curves, a plausible explanation for this behavior is presented.
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials


hysteresis loops, magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE), magneto-optics, magnetometer, multilayers, perpendicular magnetization


Fry, R. , Bennett, L. , Della Torre, E. , Shull, R. , Egelhoff Jr., W. , Farrow, R. and Lee, C. (1999), Magneto-Optical Measurements of Co-Pt (111) Multilayers, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created December 31, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021