Magnetic properties of Sm-Co-Cu and Sm-Co-Cu/Co exchange-spring films with high coercivity

Y. Yamazaki, K. Takano, H. Takamura, S. Sugimoto, M. Homma, M. Okada

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The magnetic properties of Sm-Co-Cu films and Sm-Co-Cu/Co multilayered films prepared by rf-sputtering were investigated. The addition of Cu to Sm-Co film had the effect of decrement of crystallization temperature. The Sm28Co39Cu13 film annealed for 1 h at 623 K showed a reversible demagnetization curve with 82% springback ratio of [Mr' -M(H)]/[Mr-M(H)] and a high coercivity of 2480 kA·m-1. This film was found to be an exchange-spring magnet film composed of the hard magnetic phase such as SmCo5 and Sm2Co7 phases and a soft magnetic phase of Co. Sm28Co59Cu13/Co(x nm) multilayered film whose Co thickness was from 0 to 15 nm was also found to be an exchangespring magnet film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-307
Number of pages6
Journalmaterials transactions, jim
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb


  • Copper addition
  • Exchange coupling
  • Exchange-spring magnet
  • Film magnet
  • Magnetic film
  • Multilayer
  • Samarium-cobalt
  • Samarium-cobalt/cobalt
  • Springback ratio
  • Sputtering


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