Solid-state dewetting of magnetic binary multilayer thin films

TitleSolid-state dewetting of magnetic binary multilayer thin films
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsEsterina, R, Liu, XM, Adeyeye, AO, Ross, CA, Choi, WK
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume118
Issue14
Pagination144902
Date Published2015/10/14/
Abstract

We examined solid-state dewetting behavior of magnetic multilayer thin film in both miscible (CoPd) and immiscible (CoAu) systems and found that CoPd and CoAu dewetting stages follow that of elemental materials. We established that CoPd alloy morphology and dewetting rate lie in between that of the elemental materials. Johnson-Mehl-Avrami analysis was utilized to extract the dewetting activation energy of CoPd. For CoAu, Au-rich particles and Co-rich particles are distinguishable and we are able to predict the interparticle spacings and particle densities for the particles that agree well with the experimental results. We also characterized the magnetic properties of CoPd and CoAu nanoparticles. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.