Title: Nature of inhomogeneous magnetic state in artificial Fe/Gd ferrimagnetic multilayers
Authors: Haskel, D ×
Srajer, G
Choi, Y
Lee, DR
Lang, JC
Meersschaut, Johannes
Jiang, JS
Bader, SD #
Issue Date: May-2003
Publisher: American physical soc
Series Title: Physical Review B vol:67 issue:18 pages:-
Abstract: The low-field surface nucleation and evolution of the inhomogeneous magnetic state in strongly coupled Fe/Gd ferrimagnetic multilayers is measured via grazing-incidence x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. At Tapproximate to0.7 T-0, where T(0)similar to110 K is the ferrimagnetic compensation temperature, the inhomogeneous state nucleates at the surface. At nucleation, the surface state extends tens of interatomic distances into the bulk (approximate to200 Angstrom), a direct consequence of the strong interlayer coupling. At Tsimilar toT(0), the inhomogeneous state penetrates throughout the bulk, while homogeneous magnetic states occur far below and above T-0. Surface termination has a dramatic effect on the nature of the inhomogeneous state.
ISSN: 1098-0121
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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