Crystallographic and magnetostriction properties of Fe and FeB-alloy thin films formed on MgO(100) single-crystal substrates
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-8551, Japan
Fe(100)bcc single-crystal film, Fe-B amorphous film, and Fe-B film consisting of a mixture of epitaxial bcc(100) crystal and amorphous are prepared on MgO(100) single-crystal substrates. The influence of crystallographic property on the magnetostriction behavior under rotating magnetic fields is investigated. The output waveform of magnetostriction is sinusoidal for the amorphous film, whereas that of single-crystal film shows a triangle shape. 90° magnetic domain walls are observed for the single-crystal Fe film and the film shows a four-fold symmetry in in-plane magnetic anisotropy. The observation of triangle waveforms is related to the domain wall motion in magnetically unsaturated Fe(100)bcc film under rotating magnetic fields. A distortion from triangle wave is observed for the Fe-B film consisting of a mixture of bcc-crystal and amorphous. The magnetostriction behavior is influenced by the magnetization structure.
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