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Electrochemical deposition of magnetic multilayers under the effect of a superimposed magnetic field }

M. Uhlemann1 - M. Herrich1 - A. Krause1 - A. Gebert1 - L. Schultz1 - A. Cziraki2

1 Leibnitz Institute of Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
2 Eötvös University, H-1518 Budapest, Hungary

Co/Cu multilayers were electrodeposited by means of the potentiostatic double pulse technique from a citrate electrolyte on silicon substrates with a Py/Cu seedlayer by superimposing magnetic fields with different strength and orientation. Independent on the orientation of the magnetic field, an increase of the Cu deposition rate was observed due to magnetohydrodynamic effects, whereas the Co deposition rate decreases. Microstructural investigations have revealed that both the superimposed homogeneous magnetic field up to 600\ mT and the magnetic field of permanent magnets with a non-uniform field distribution change the microstructure and improve the GMR effect. Tables 2, Figs 5, Refs 8.

Magnetohydrodynamics 39, No. 4, 469-478, 2003 [PDF, 0.66 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X