Low temperature divergence in the AHE and AMR of ultra-thin Pt/Co/Pt trilayers

  Erez Zion  ,  Noam Haham  ,  Lior Klein  ,  Amos Sharoni  
Department of Physics & Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 5290002, Israel

We study the anomalous Hall effect (AHE) and anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) in a series of ultra-thin Pt/Co(x)/Pt trilayers (0.1 nm <x< 0.5 nm).

We find that the AHE exhibits a significant increase at low temperatures (T). This increase cannot be attributed to a trivial increase in magnetization or resistivity.

A similar T dependence is observed in the AMR measurements. Interestingly, these effects show almost no dependence on cobalt thickness.

Our measurements indicate that the deviation from common behavior can be attribute to an induced magnetic proximity effect in the Pt layers that increases at low temperatures and in agreement with previous reports.