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Magnetic force microscopy studies of the domain structure of
Co/Pd multilayers in a magnetic field
A. W. Rushforth, P. C. Main, B. L. Gallagher, C. H. Marrows, B. J.
Hickey, E. D. Dahlberg, P. Eames
We have measured the magnetic domain patterns in Co/Pd multilayers of
varying thickness using magnetic force microscopy in the presence of an
external magnetic field applied perpendicular to the multilayers. We find
that the domain patterns evolution is in qualitative agreement with
existing theories for single layer thin films. Our results are in
reasonable agreement with a theoretical model of domains appropriate to
multilayer films. ©2001 American Institute of Physics.