Off-Specular Synchrotron Mössbauer Reflectometry: A Novel Tool for Studying the Domain Structure in Antiferromagnetic Multilayers

D. L. Nagy, L. Bottyán, L. Deák, B. Degroote, J. Dekoster, O. Leupold, M. Major, J. Meersschaut, R. Rüffer, E. Szilágyi, A. Vantomme

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Abstract

The off-specular (diffuse) nuclear resonant reflectivity of synchrotron radiation is a sensitive measure of the lateral autocorrelation of the magnetisation in thin films and multilayers. The width of the diffuse scattering peak measured at an electronically forbidden reflection is inversely proportional to the in-plane correlation length of the magnetisation direction. The average size of the in-plane antiferromagnetic domains is determined in different states of the same Fe/Cr superlattice. The hyperfine magnetic fields in coexisting small and large domains are measured independently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-464
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume141-142
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2002

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Keywords

  • antiferromagnetic domains
  • magnetic multilayers
  • Mössbauer reflectometry
  • nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation
  • off-specular scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Nagy, D. L., Bottyán, L., Deák, L., Degroote, B., Dekoster, J., Leupold, O., ... Vantomme, A. (2002). Off-Specular Synchrotron Mössbauer Reflectometry: A Novel Tool for Studying the Domain Structure in Antiferromagnetic Multilayers. Hyperfine Interactions, 141-142(1-4), 459-464. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021225530886

Off-Specular Synchrotron Mössbauer Reflectometry : A Novel Tool for Studying the Domain Structure in Antiferromagnetic Multilayers. / Nagy, D. L.; Bottyán, L.; Deák, L.; Degroote, B.; Dekoster, J.; Leupold, O.; Major, M.; Meersschaut, J.; Rüffer, R.; Szilágyi, E.; Vantomme, A.

In: Hyperfine Interactions, Vol. 141-142, No. 1-4, 28.06.2002, p. 459-464.

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Nagy, DL, Bottyán, L, Deák, L, Degroote, B, Dekoster, J, Leupold, O, Major, M, Meersschaut, J, Rüffer, R, Szilágyi, E & Vantomme, A 2002, 'Off-Specular Synchrotron Mössbauer Reflectometry: A Novel Tool for Studying the Domain Structure in Antiferromagnetic Multilayers', Hyperfine Interactions, vol. 141-142, no. 1-4, pp. 459-464. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021225530886
Nagy, D. L. ; Bottyán, L. ; Deák, L. ; Degroote, B. ; Dekoster, J. ; Leupold, O. ; Major, M. ; Meersschaut, J. ; Rüffer, R. ; Szilágyi, E. ; Vantomme, A. / Off-Specular Synchrotron Mössbauer Reflectometry : A Novel Tool for Studying the Domain Structure in Antiferromagnetic Multilayers. In: Hyperfine Interactions. 2002 ; Vol. 141-142, No. 1-4. pp. 459-464.
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