Applied Surface Science, Vol.396, 1667-1672, 2017
Tuning anomalous Hall effect in perpendicular multilayers with different oxygen environment by interfacial ionic migration
Interfacial oxygen migration and its induced anomalous Hall effect are reported in perpendicular multilayers with different interfacial oxygen-coordinated. Saturation Hall resistance R-AH for Pt/Co/MgO/Pt and Pt/Co/Al2O3/Pt multilayers is 3.66 Omega and 4.34 Omega in as-deposited state, respectively. After annealing at 400 degrees C, R-AH value reaches 4.82 Omega and 6.67 Omega, which is 32% and 54% larger than that in as-deposited samples, respectively. Especially, the increment value Delta R-AH in Pt/Co/Al2O3/Pt multilayers is 101% larger than that in Pt/Co/MgO/Pt film. Interfacial structural analysis shows such different Delta R-AH in two samples originates from distinct oxygen migration behavior induced different interfacial oxygen-coordinated. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V.