Magnetic circular dichroism of [Co/Pd] and [CoB/Pd] multilayered films

A. Agui*, A. Asahi, J. Sayama, M. Mizumaki, M. Tanaka, T. Osaka

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Magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) and X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) at the Co L2,3-edge of [Co/Pd]20 and [CoB/Pd]20 multilayered films, which were fabricated at 260 °C with different magnetic layer thicknesses (δ), have been measured. The lineshapes of XAS-MCD show that the electronic state of Co 3d of the films hardly changes even when sputtered at higher temperatures. The expectation values of orbital and spin angular momentum (〈Lz〉 and 〈Sz〉) are estimated using the sum rule, and it is found that 〈Lz〉/〈Sz〉 in δ<0.5 nm is larger than that in δ>0.5 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3015-3018
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov


  • B-doped film
  • Co/Pd multilayered film
  • Magnetic circular dichroism
  • Perpendicular magnetization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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