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International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C. ch. 2.9, p. 130

Section Magnetic multilayers

G. S. Smitha and C. F. Majkrzakb

a Manuel Lujan Jr Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA, and bNIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA Magnetic multilayers

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In order to understand interlayer coupling mechanisms, it is necessary to know what the magnetic superstructure is for a given nonmagnetic spacer layer thickness and/or applied field strength. Fig.[link] shows the spin-dependent reflectivities for a Co/Cu (111) multilayer along with the nuclear (Nb) and magnetic (Np) scattering-density profiles deduced from the data of Schreyer, Zeidler, Morawe, Metoki, Zabel, Ankner & Majkrzak (1993[link]). In this specific case, the in-plane ferromagnetic Co layers are themselves coupled ferromagnetically across the nonmagnetic Cu, all at a constant angle.


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Co/Cu(111) spin-dependent reflectivities (top). Nuclear (Nb) and magnetic (Np) scattering densities (bottom). Also shown is the (constant) moment direction [after Schreyer et al. (1993[link])].


First citation Schreyer, A., Zeidler, T., Morawe, C., Metoki, N., Zabel, H., Ankner, J. F. & Majkrzak, C. F. (1993). Spin polarized neutron reflectivity study of a Co/Cu superlattice. J. Appl. Phys. 73, 7616–7621.Google Scholar

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