Critical Thickness of Antiferromagnetic Layer in Exchange Biasing Bilayer System

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The exchange bias between the ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) bilayer was investigated within the framework of the classical Heisenberg model. The dependence of the exchange bias on the AFM layer thickness was also calculated by using the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. The triple-Q (3Q), AF-I and T1 spin structures are obtained in the disordered γ-phase, ordered L1_0-, and L1_2- type lattices, respectively. The exchange bias is caused by the formation of the interfacial domain wall in the AFM layer, and the critical thickness d_c of AFM layer is dominated by the varied spin structures. Under the condition where the magnetic anisotropy energy is fixed to equivalent values in different alloys, the critical thickness d^<3Q>_c of the disordered γ-phase layer with the 3Q spin structure is thinner than that d^<AD-I>_c of the ordered L1_0-type layer with the AF-I spin structure. Also, the critical thickness d^<T1>_c is thinner than d^<AF-I>_c in ordered L1_2- and L1_0-type alloys. The relation among the critical thicknesses is dominated by the formation of a magnetic domain wall in the AFM layer. Consequently, the relation of the critical thickness can be represented as √<3d^<3Q>_c>=√<2d^<T1>_c=d^<AF-I>_c.

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  • Journal of the Physical Society of Japan

    Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 77(4), "44602-1"-"44602-6", 2008-04-15

    The Physical Society of Japan (JPS)

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006649418
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00704814
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00319015
  • NDL Article ID
    9461162
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZM35(科学技術--物理学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-A404
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS 
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