Neel's Magnetostatic Coupling in Sputtered Cu/Py/V/Py/MnIr/Cu Multilayers
M. Urbaniak a , H. Brückl b , F. Stobiecki a , T. Luciński a and G. Reiss b
a Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, Poland,br> b University of Bielefeld, Department of Physics, P.O. Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
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Received: November 29, 2003
The correlation between magnetostatic or Neel's coupling and roughness of interfaces in sputtered Cu/Py/V/Py/MnIr/Cu multilayers was investigated with the help of atomic force microscopy and magnetometry. It is shown that the coupling strongly depends on the roughness of seed Cu layer which in turn depends on sputtering power. Roughness levels off after deposition of consecutive layers to about 0.2~nm rms.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.105.307
PACS numbers: 75.70.Cn, 68.65.Ac