Characteristic temperatures of exchange biased systems

TitleCharacteristic temperatures of exchange biased systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDobrynin AN, Prozorov R
Journal TitleJournal of Applied Physics
Date PublishedAug
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0021-8979
Accession NumberISI:000249156200064
Keywordsanisotropy, BLOCKING, FEF2-FE BILAYERS, films, INTERFACES

Characteristic temperatures in ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic exchange biased systems are analyzed. In addition to usual blocking temperature of exchange bias, T-B, and the Neel temperature of an antiferromagnet, T-N, the inducing temperature of exchange bias, T-ind, has been recently proposed. T-ind is the temperature at which the direction of exchange anisotropy is established. We demonstrate that this temperature is, in general, different from T-B and T-N. Measurements of T-ind, in addition to T-B and T-N, provide important information about exchange interactions in ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic heterostructures. (C) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Alternate JournalJ. Appl. Phys.