The effects of ion irradiation were studied on epitaxial Cu/Ni/Cu(001) structures with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. The spin reorientation transitions occurred from perpendicular to in-plane magnetization after ion irradiation. It was found that the spin reorientation transition was caused by the relaxation of strain in Ni layer, which was initiated by ion irradiation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)