We report on the correlation between unidirectional and uniaxial anisotropy in exchange-biased ferromagnetic Permalloy layers. The dependence of exchange bias and coercivity on temperature and the antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic layer thickness was studied and compared with the predictions of different theoretical models. A thorough explanation of the experimental data is provided by theoretical extension of Malozemoff’s model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics