Spin-resolved off-specular neutron scattering maps from magnetic multilayers using a polarized 3He gas spin filter

B. Nickel, A. Rühm, W. Donner, J. Major, H. Dosch, A. Schreyer, H. Zabel, H. Humblot

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Abstract

We report on the application of the polarized 3He gas spin filter technique for the measurement of spin-polarized diffuse neutron reflectivity with spin analysis. The spin filter together with a one-dimensional position-sensitive detector enables the simultaneous investigation of sections in reciprocal space while exploiting spin sensitivity. An example of diffuse neutron scattering from a Fe/Cr superlattice demonstrates the potential of the method. In addition we present a first step towards the interpretation of diffuse scattering from magnetic multilayers by exploiting the supermatrix formalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume72
Issue number1 I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

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