Sputtered Pd/Co multilayers are studied by angular resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARXPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and magnetic methods. The results reveal complex bonding between Pd, Co and O atoms at the top surface and the first Pd/Co interface and essentially homogeneous smooth surfaces. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy apparently depends on the thickness of the Pd layers.
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- SMI-TST: From 2006 in EWI-TST