Barium ferrite (BaFe 12O 19) thin films prepared by pulsed laser deposition on MgO buffered Si substrates

X. H. Liu, M. H. Hong, W. D. Song, G. X. Chen, H. M J Lam, J. P. Wang, T. C. Chong

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Abstract

Barium ferrite (BaFe 12O 19) thin films have been deposited by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on Si substrates with MgO underlayers. The films were deposited in oxygen atmosphere by excimer laser (λ = 248 nm, pulse duration= 23 ns) in the temperature range 750-900°C. The experiments showed that the substrate temperature has remarkable effect on the films' magnetic and structural properties. The BaFe 12O 19 films deposited at 900°C in 200 mTorr oxygen showed some perpendicular orientation, with a perpendicular squareness of 0.5 and an in-plane squareness of 0.3. Such thin BaFe 12O 19 films have platelet grains with a size of about 300 nm. The perpendicular saturation magnetization and coercivity are 185 emu/cm 3 and 1.4 kOe, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-614
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Volume80
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

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