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Investigation of the magnetic-properties of sandwiched epitaxial Fe and Co films using the magneto-optic Kerr effect

Bland, J.A.C., Padgett, M.J., Mackay, K.D., and Johnson, A.D. (1989) Investigation of the magnetic-properties of sandwiched epitaxial Fe and Co films using the magneto-optic Kerr effect. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 1 (27). pp. 4407-4413. ISSN 0953-8984 (doi:10.1088/0953-8984/1/27/013)

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Publisher's URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/0953-8984/1/27/013

Abstract

Using the surface magneto-optical Kerr effect, we have performed magnetic hysteresis measurements at 300 K on Ag-8-monolayer BccFe-Ag(001) and Cu-7-monolayer FCC CO-Cu(OO1) sandwich structures. Both films magnetically saturate for fields in the region of 100-200Oe applied in the plane of the film. These findings confirm the validity of previously obtained polarised neutron reflection data, from which the absolute value of the magnetic moment per atom had been estimated. In the case of the Fe structure we find evidence of planar shape magnetic anisotropy, whereas for the CO structure we observe an in-plane magneto-crystalline anisotropy and very strong planar shape anisotropy. For each sample, our results are consistent with the existence of both long-range ferromagnetic order and planar interfaces.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Padgett, Prof Miles
Authors: Bland, J.A.C., Padgett, M.J., Mackay, K.D., and Johnson, A.D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0953-8984
ISSN (Online):1361-648X

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