Optimization of Fe content in Electrodeposited FeCoCu/Cu magnetic multilayer

Tekgul A., KÖÇKAR H., ALPER M.

THIN SOLID FILMS, vol.673, pp.7-13, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 673
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tsf.2019.01.029
  • Journal Name: THIN SOLID FILMS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-13
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The structural, magnetic and magnetoresistance properties of FeCoCu/Cu multilayers prepared by electrochemical deposition from a single bath containing 0.025, 0.05 and 0.1 M Fe under potentiostatic control are investigated. The deposition potentials were selected - 1.5 V for magnetic layers and - 0.4 V for non-magnetic layers concerning saturated calomel electrode. The multilayers exhibited face-centered-cubic structure in the X-ray diffraction. In the multilayer produced from the electrolyte containing 0.05 M Fe, the high saturation magnetization value (572.3 kA/m) was observed and it value drastically decreased 140.6 kA/m in the electrolyte containing 0.1 M Fe. The magnetoresistance measurements were carried out in magnetic fields in the range of +/- 955 kA/m. The high giant magnetoresistance value (18.7%) were obtained in the multilayer with 0.05 M Fe. In the magnetic sublayers of the multilayers, the more than Cu atoms deposited and due to this, the magnetoresistance curves exhibited the 2.5, 4.7, 2.4% anisotropic magnetoresistance contributions between longitudinal and transverse magnetoresistance.