Cobalt/iron multilayers with different layer thickness were electron beam evaporated in ultrahigh vacuum, keeping constant both the number of layers and the Co/Fe thickness ratio. Structural and magnetic properties are thoroughly investigated with different techniques. The multilayers have clean and sharp interfaces. All samples show single-phase magnetic behavior in the temperature range of 5–300 K, due to the strong exchange coupling between the layers. The room temperature hysteresis loops present a sharp switching at a field of ∼8 kA/m, followed by a residual hysteresis extending up to saturation, at fields of several tens of kA/m.
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