Relation between exchange anisotropy and magnetization reversal asymmetry in FE/MnF2 bilayers

I. N. Krivorotov, C. Leighton, J. Nogués, Ivan K. Schuller, E. Dan Dahlberg

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Abstract

The angular dependence of the magnetic anisotropy of exchange biased Fe/MnF2 bilayers was measured. Below the Néel temperature of the antiferromagnetic MnF2 layer, an exchange anisotropy is observed which consists of unidirectional, uniaxial, threefold and fourfold symmetry components. The threefold exchange anisotropy term is responsible for the asymmetric magnetization reversal process recently observed in this system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100402
Pages (from-to)1004021-1004024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume65
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 1 2002

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