Optimization of CoPt/B nanocomposite films for ultrahigh-density recording media (Journal article)

Karanasos, V./ Panagiotopoulos, I./ Niarchos, D./ Okumura, H./ Hadjipanayis, G. C.


The microstructure and magnetic properties of nanocomposite CoPt/B films are investigated in view of their suitability as ultrahigh-density recording media. The as-made films have a disordered face-centered cubic structure and low coercivity (below 100 Oe). The granular structure is obtained after an aging heat treatment, which also leads to an increase of the coercivity due to the formation of the highly anisotropic face-centered tetragonal phase. The dynamics of the fct phase formation are found to depend on the boron content. For the sample with 50% vol boron concentration, annealing temperatures as low as 550 degreesC are sufficient to obtain useful coercivities. Transmission electron microscopy studies and x-ray diffraction show that minimum grain size is obtained for the 20% vol boron concentration for all temperatures. The "magnetic" grain size is found to coincide with the structural only for this particular sample. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Μηχανικών Επιστήμης Υλικών
Keywords: thin-films,magnetic-properties,coercivity
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/14311
ISSN: 0021-8979
Link: <Go to ISI>://000170647500073
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
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