Induced anisotropies in exchange-coupled systems on rippled substrates

@inproceedings{Liedke2007InducedAI,
  title={Induced anisotropies in exchange-coupled systems on rippled substrates},
  author={Maciej O. Liedke and Bartosz Liedke and Adrian Keller and Burkard Hillebrands and Arndt M{\"u}cklich and Stefan Facsko and J{\"u}rgen Fassbender},
  year={2007}
}
The role of monoatomic steps at the mutual interface between a ferromagnetic and an antiferromagnetic layer in a ${\mathrm{Ni}}_{81}{\mathrm{Fe}}_{19}∕{\mathrm{Fe}}_{50}{\mathrm{Mn}}_{50}$ exchange bias system is enlightened. For this purpose a special ripple substrate with a well defined morphology is used. Due to the film morphology a strong uniaxial anisotropy is induced in the polycrystalline ${\mathrm{Ni}}_{81}{\mathrm{Fe}}_{19}$ layer, which is fixed in its orientation. By means of… CONTINUE READING