Giant surface magnetostriction in polycrystalline Ni and NiFe films

Song, O.; Ballentine, C.A.
May 1994
Applied Physics Letters;5/9/1994, Vol. 64 Issue 19, p2593
Academic Journal
Measures the effective magnetoelastic coupling coefficients of polycrystalline NiFe/Ag/Si, NiFe/Cu/Si, and Ni/SiO[sub 2]/Si films. Use of magneto-optic Kerr effect and applied static strain; Importance of surface conditions in controlling the magnetic properties of the films; Influence of the exchange interaction on the surface anisotropy.


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