Magneto-Impedance in Co35Fe65/Cu/Co35Fe65 Single and Bi-layer Thin Films

Yuzuak G. D., Yuzuak E., Nevruzoglu V.

ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LETTERS, vol.16, no.5, pp.473-480, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13391-020-00237-w
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.473-480
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The magneto-impedance response in Co35Fe65/Cu/Co35Fe65 thin film magneto-impedance cells deposited by the thermal evaporation method has been studied with single and bilayer structures at the substrate temperature 300 K and 150 K. While the thin film deposited at 300 K has BCC structure, the amorphous character is dominant for 150 K deposited ones. Entire films show soft magnetic behavior with high saturation magnetization (M-S) and low coercive field (H-C). Bilayer thin film structure reveals higher magneto-impedance values than single-layer thin films. The relation between the magneto-impedance effect and layered structure is discussed in terms of structural growing mechanism and scattering effect. The highest magneto-impedance sensitivity (eta) 37%/Oe is observed for the Co35Fe65/Cu/Co35Fe65 bilayer thin film. The H-C and remanence ratio (M-R/M-S) values for single layer at 300 K, single and bilayer cells at 150 K are measured as 51, 158 and 253 Oe-0.48, 0.78, and 0.80, respectively. When eta with the Soliton wave model is compared with the sample at room temperature, an increase of over 1700% is observed. The difference between the classical growing method at 300 K and the Soliton wave model at 150 K is the evidence of the logic of the work performed and its accuracy. The relatively high sensitivity is connected with interlayer usage and low temperature-smaller particle size in Soliton model growth. The observed findings are of practical importance to develop future technological magnetic sensor applications with high sensitivity. Graphic