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Title: X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures

Abstract

We report the first proof-of-principle experiment of iterative phase retrieval from magnetic x-ray diffraction. By using the resonant x-ray excitation process and coherent x-ray scattering, we show that linearly polarized soft x rays can be used to image both the amplitude and the phase of magnetic domain structures. We recovered the magnetic structure of an amorphous terbium-cobalt thin film with a spatial resolution of about 75 nm at the Co L{sub 3} edge at 778 eV. In comparison with soft x-ray microscopy images recorded with Fresnel zone plate optics at better than 25 nm spatial resolution, we find qualitative agreement in the observed magnetic structure.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY (BNL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - OFFICE OF SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1026782
Report Number(s):
BNL-96246-2011-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; R&D Project: 02878; TRN: US201121%%91
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; AMPLITUDES; DOMAIN STRUCTURE; EXCITATION; MICROSCOPY; OPTICS; PLATES; SCATTERING; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; THIN FILMS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Turner, J., Lima, E., Huang, X., Krupin, O., Seu, K., Parks, D., Kevan, S., Kisslinger, K., McNulty, I., Gambino, R., Mangin, S., and Roy, S. and Fischer, P. X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.033904.
Turner, J., Lima, E., Huang, X., Krupin, O., Seu, K., Parks, D., Kevan, S., Kisslinger, K., McNulty, I., Gambino, R., Mangin, S., & Roy, S. and Fischer, P. X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.033904.
Turner, J., Lima, E., Huang, X., Krupin, O., Seu, K., Parks, D., Kevan, S., Kisslinger, K., McNulty, I., Gambino, R., Mangin, S., and Roy, S. and Fischer, P. Thu . "X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.033904.
@article{osti_1026782,
title = {X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy of Magnetic Structures},
author = {Turner, J. and Lima, E. and Huang, X. and Krupin, O. and Seu, K. and Parks, D. and Kevan, S. and Kisslinger, K. and McNulty, I. and Gambino, R. and Mangin, S. and Roy, S. and Fischer, P.},
abstractNote = {We report the first proof-of-principle experiment of iterative phase retrieval from magnetic x-ray diffraction. By using the resonant x-ray excitation process and coherent x-ray scattering, we show that linearly polarized soft x rays can be used to image both the amplitude and the phase of magnetic domain structures. We recovered the magnetic structure of an amorphous terbium-cobalt thin film with a spatial resolution of about 75 nm at the Co L{sub 3} edge at 778 eV. In comparison with soft x-ray microscopy images recorded with Fresnel zone plate optics at better than 25 nm spatial resolution, we find qualitative agreement in the observed magnetic structure.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.033904},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 3,
volume = 107,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}