Experimental investigation of the spin reorientation of Co/Au based magnetic nanodot arrays
2008 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 77, no 10, 104425- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
(Co/Au) and (Au/ Co/ Au) nanomagnet arrays grown on nanostructured self-organized SiGe templates have been characterized by means of x-ray photoemission electron microscopy, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, and by extended x-ray absorption spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation. In-plane magnetization is observed at room temperature for practically all Co thicknesses, a stable macroscopic perpendicular magnetic order only at low temperature. The spin reorientation transition in these dot arrays takes place for smaller Co thicknesses over a broader thickness range than in two-dimensional systems. This finding appears to be related with structural relaxation modifications, occurring within the local Co atom environment, which are not necessarily connected with the orbital moment variations. These variations appear in the form of a systematic increase, correlated with the existence of out-of-plane magnetization.
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2008. Vol. 77, no 10, 104425- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110454DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.104425ISI: 000254542700075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110454DiVA: diva2:277191