Tailoring the growth of L10-FePt for spintronics applications

Taiebeh Tahmasebi, Seidikkurippu N. Piramanayagam*, Rachid Sbiaa, Hang Khume Tan, Randall Law, Sunny Lua, Tow Chong Chong

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The effect of seed layers on the magnetic and structural properties of FePt thin films was investigated. For the case of Cr(200) seed layer, no ordered L10-FePt phase in (001) orientation was observed. The insertion of a thin MgO barrier between the Cr and FePt layers improved the perpendicular magnetization orientation of L10-FePt by limiting diffusion of Cr into the FePt magnetic layer. Ordered L10-FePt thin films can be developed on Pd[100] at high substrate temperature with the lattice mismatch of below 1% and therefore low roughness compared to MgO or Cr seed layers. (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystallography
  • High anisotropy constant
  • L1-FePt
  • Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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