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Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy And Magnetic Force Microscopy Characterization Of Nife/Al-Oxide/Co Films, Andrew C. C. Yu, Chester C.H. Lo, Amanda K. Petford-Long, David C. Jiles, Terunobu Miyazaki Jan 2002

Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy And Magnetic Force Microscopy Characterization Of Nife/Al-Oxide/Co Films, Andrew C. C. Yu, Chester C.H. Lo, Amanda K. Petford-Long, David C. Jiles, Terunobu Miyazaki

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Magnetization reversal process of NiFe/Al-oxide/Co junction films was observed directly using Lorentztransmission electron microscopy (LTEM) and magnetic force microscopy(MFM).In situmagnetizing experiments performed in both LTEM and MFM were facilitated by a pair of electromagnets, which were mounted on the sample stages. A two-stage magnetization reversal process for the junction film was clearly observed in LTEM with NiFe magnetization reversed first via domain wall motion followed by Co magnetization reversal via moment rotation and domain wall motion. Reversal mechanism and domain characteristics of the NiFe and Co layers showed very distinctive features. The magnetization curve of ...