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Growth and Magnetic Properties of Fe films on vicinal to (001) substrates

  • We report on investigations of the crystallographic structure and the magnetic anisotropies of epitaxial iron films deposited onto periodically stepped Ag(001) surfaces using low energy electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction, second harmonic generation (SHG), as well as the Brillouin light scattering (BLS) technique. The focus of the present study lies on the interrelation between the surface morphology of the buffer layers and the magnetic properties of the Fe films, epitaxially grown onto them. Especially the symmetry breaking at the atomic steps is found to create an uniaxial magnetic anisotropy measured by BLS and a very strong anisotropic signal in magnetic SHG.

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Author:Andre Frank, Jörg Jorzick, Marc Rickart, Martin Bauer, Jörg Fassbender, Serguei Demokritov, Burkard Hillebrands, M. Scheib, A. Keen, A. Petukhov, A. Kirilyuk, Th. Rasing
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-9092
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:1999
Year of Publication:1999
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):2000/02/09
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Physik
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vor dem 27.05.2011