Effect of Crystal Size on the Crystalline Structure and Magnetic Properties of Cobalt Films Obtained via Chemical Deposition

A. V. Chzhan, S. A. Podorozhnyak, S. A. Gromilov, G. S. Patrin & J. M. Moroz // Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics//


A study is performed of the relationship between the sizes of cobalt crystallites and the coercive and anisotropic properties of Co–P films obtained via chemical deposition. The emergence of induced anisotropy in films obtained at low pH (7.2–8.7) is due to size effects that transform the cobalt’s crystal lattice from face-centered cubic to hexagonal close-packed as the film grows in a magnetic field.