Larmor procession reflectometry for studying multilayers

M. N. Zhernenkov, V. L. Aksenov, S. Klimko, V. V. Lauter-Pasyuk, H. Lauter, B. P. Toperverg, M. A. Milyaev, L. N. Romashev, V. V. Ustinov

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A new experimental method (angular encoding) based on the combination of reflectometry and neutron spin-echo methods, which makes it possible to use widely collimated neutron beams and provides an angular resolution of about 0.01°, has been proposed. It was used to study magnetic thin films. In particular, the effect of Larmor pseudoprecession of neutron polarization upon reflection from a 57Fe film with a thickness of about 100 nm was investigated, and it was shown that this method allows one to determine the absolute magnetization direction; this cannot be done using conventional reflectometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-315
Number of pages8
JournalCrystallography Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Zhernenkov, M. N., Aksenov, V. L., Klimko, S., Lauter-Pasyuk, V. V., Lauter, H., Toperverg, B. P., Milyaev, M. A., Romashev, L. N., & Ustinov, V. V. (2008). Larmor procession reflectometry for studying multilayers. Crystallography Reports, 53(2), 308-315.