Preparation and Magnetic Properties of Fe3O4/MO(M=Ni, Co) Superlattices

Tatsuo Fujii, Hiroshi Asaoka, Makoto Nakanishi, Jun Takada

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The structural, electric and magnetic properties of (100)-oriented Fe3O4/NiO and Fe3O4/CoO superlattices on MgO(100) have been studied. The films were prepared by an activated reactive evaporation method. The lattice constants of each layers were a little changed from the bulk values due to a lattice mismatch with the substrate. The Fe 2p XPS of both Fe3O4/NiO and Fe3O4/CoO interfaces suggested the formation of stoichiometric Fe3O4. The saturation magnetizations (Ms) of Fe3O4/MO superlattices were compared with that of a Fe3O4 thin film as a function of the thickness of MO layers. The reduction in Ms of Fe3O4/NiO could be linked with the large exchange coupling with NiO. While the increase in Ms of Fe3O4/CoO was probably caused by the ferromagnetic coupling of the CoO interface with the Fe3O4 layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998


  • Cobalt oxide
  • Exchange coupling
  • Magnetite
  • Nickel oxide
  • Oxide superlattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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