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Low-temperature crystallisation of Heusler alloy films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

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JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
DateAccepted/In press - 2 Apr 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 3 Apr 2019
Pages (from-to)100-104
Early online date3/04/19
Original languageEnglish


We demonstrate that perpendicular anisotropy can be induced in Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 by depositing the Heusler alloy on a tungsten seed layer. This is increased by elevating the deposition temperature to a moderate value up to 335 K. These perpendicular layers can be implemented into GMR devices, showing layer-thickness dependent switching without the use of an antiferromagnetic pinning-layer. These layers can be implemented into the manufacturing process of read-heads, where temperatures are limited.

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