Epitaxial growth and magnetic anisotropy of electrodeposited Ni and Co thin films grown on n-type GaAs

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Evans, P., Scheck, C., Jonge, de, W.J.M., Kohlhepp, J.T., Isaac-Smith, T., Wieldraaijer, H., Williams, J., Schad, R. & Zangari, G. (2002). Epitaxial growth and magnetic anisotropy of electrodeposited Ni and Co thin films grown on n-type GaAs. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 38(5), 2670-2672. In Scopus Cited 2 times.

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The structural and magnetic properties of Ni and Co films electrodeposited directly onto [001[ and [011[] n-GaAs have been studied. Both Ni and Co films grown on (011) n-GaAs are found to show a well-defined uniaxial anisotropy. Anisotropy fields of ~1000 Oe are found for Ni films, larger than would be expected from simple crystal anisotropy. Films grown on [001] n-GaAs show a small but definite anisotropy which is found to be very dependent on pH.