ABSTRACT: Magnetic, micromagnetic, and texture properties of the martensitic thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering of Ni<sub>49.5</sub>Mn<sub>28</sub>Ga<sub>22.5</sub> target on MgO(100) wafer are studied as a function of film thickness. The films exhibit 220-fiber texture. Moreover, in contrast to thick films, a considerable in-plane texture component is giving rise to the pronounced in-plane magnetic anisotropy found in the thin film. The texture features together with a large magnetocrystalline anisotropy lead to the particular domain structure and different magnetic anisotropy components of films depending on the film thickness and substrate nature.
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 12/2008; · 1.36 Impact Factor