Tuning the lattice and magnetic anisotropy of Fe thin films

Meiyin Yang, Chun Feng, Nian Ji, Hao Wang, Yanfeng Jiang, Guang Hua Yu, Jian Ping Wang

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Fe (001) thin films with different crystal lattice were epitaxially grown on single crystal MgO substrates under the various sputtering pressures. It is found in this paper that the tetragonality and magnetic anisotropy of Fe thin film is tuned by varying the working sputtering pressures. The tunability of the crystal lattice and the magnetic anisotropy of Fe films were characterized by X-ray reflectivity, X-ray diffraction and vibrating sample magnetometer. The tunable structure and magnetic properties of Fe thin films may attribute to the rearrangement of Fe atoms on MgO substrate induced by controlling the atomic kinetic energy under different sputtering pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
StatePublished - 2014

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the NSF MRSEC program facilities at University of Minnesota , the National Science Foundation of China (Grant nos. 11174020 and 51271211 ), and the Beijing Natural Science Foundation (Grant no. 2132021 ).


  • Crystal lattice
  • Fe thin films
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Magnetic materials
  • Thin films


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