The influence of the distribution of the inherent ordering temperature on the ordering in layered magnets
2009 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 79, no 14, 144426- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the influence of gradients in the inherent ordering temperature of coupled layered magnets on the overall magnetic ordering. The gradients were accomplished by growing Fe(001) layers with thicknesses ranging from two to three monolayers, all separated by seven monolayers of V(001). Two types of gradient superstructures were grown: one with the highest and one with the lowest inherent ordering temperature in the center of the samples. The superstructure with the thinnest outermost Fe layers exhibits lower ordering temperature, demonstrating the importance of the sequence of the layers. Both these structures order at temperatures significantly lower than a superlattice with a constant thickness of the Fe layers (three monolayers). The results highlight the intricate collective aspects of the magnetic ordering in layered magnets, which are not captured by current models in magnetism research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 79, no 14, 144426- p.
antiferromagnetic materials, ferromagnetic materials, iron, magnetic multilayers, monolayers, vanadium
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-96976DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.144426ISI: 000265943200088OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-96976DiVA: diva2:171730