Hydrogen assisted growth of Fe/V superlattices
2006 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 18, no 35, L441-L445 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The functionality of magnetic heterostructures is strongly affected by the interface structure and morphology as well as by the crystalline quality. Using Fe/V superlattices, serving as model systems for exchange coupling and for superconducting spin valves, we show that the excellent interfacial properties can be further improved by hydrogen assisted growth. The role of the hydrogen thereby is twofold. It reduces thickness fluctuations and improves the crystalline quality. Sputter deposited Fe/V superlattices grown at a partial pressure of 2 x 10(-6) mbar are atomically flat and possess a residual resistivity ratio which is significantly improved as compared to those of conventionally grown samples.
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2006. Vol. 18, no 35, L441-L445 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-96564DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/18/35/L02ISI: 000239922500002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-96564DiVA: diva2:171181