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Interface magnetic properties of epitaxial Fe-InAs heterostructures

Wu, J., Wang, S., Huttel, Y., Xu, Y.B., Tselepi, M., Bland, J.A.C. and van der Laan, G. (2002) Interface magnetic properties of epitaxial Fe-InAs heterostructures. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. pp. 2652-2654. ISSN 1941-0069

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The growth and interface magnetic properties of epitaxial Fe films grown on InAs (100)-4 x 2 have been studied using low-energy electron diffraction, in situ magneto-optical Kerr effect, and X-ray magnetic circular dichronism. The magnetic properties at room temperature were found to proceed via three phases with thickness; a nonmagnetic phase, a superparamagnetic phase, and a ferromagnetic phase. The initial ferromagnetic phase might be stabilized by interparticle interactions. The films show bulk-like spin moments of 1.90+/-0.15 mu(B) with the thickness above about 20 ML and a large enhancement similar to 260% of the ratio of orbital versus spin moment in the ultrathin region.

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Keywords: Fe–InAs,interface magnetism,spin electronics,ultrathin films
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Physics (York)
The University of York > Psychology (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 02:05
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/INTMAG.2002.1001069
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1842

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