Fine-tuning of the spin-density-wave state in Cr/V heterostructures via hydrogen uptake
2009 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 21, no 33, 336004- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We show that the magnetic state in rather thick Cr films can be finely tuned via hydrogen uptake into adjacent vanadium layers at rather low hydrogen pressures. By changing the hydrogen concentration and, hence, the electronic structure in the V layers, it is possible to affect the global properties of spin-density waves (SDWs) in Cr layers, including the SDW period and the Neel temperature. We provide direct experimental evidence that hydrogen uptake into V layers can be used to switch between incommensurate and commensurate SDW states in a reproducible way.
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2009. Vol. 21, no 33, 336004- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-128342DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/21/33/336004ISI: 000268413300026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-128342DiVA: diva2:331306