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Title: Vector magnetization depth profile of a Laves-phase exchange-coupled superlattice obtained using a combined approach of micromagnetic simulation and neutron reflectometry

Abstract

Owing to the coexistence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange coupling in an exchange-coupled Laves-phase superlattice composed of DyFe{sub 2} and YFe{sub 2} layers, the field dependence of the magnetization depth profile is complex. Using an approach that combines micromagnetic simulation and analysis of neutron scattering data, we have obtained the depth dependence of magnetization across the DyFe{sub 2}/YFe{sub 2} interfaces. We find that the exchange interaction across the interface is reduced compared to the exchange interaction of the constituent layers, thereby compromising the ability of this system to resist magnetization reversal in large applied fields.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
  2. Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States)
  3. (France)
  4. Laboratoire de Physique des Materiaux, Universite H. Poincare Nancy I, Boite Postale 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex (France)
  5. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)
  6. Laboratoire Leon Brillouin (UMR 12 CNRS/CEA) CEA-Saclay 91191 Gif sur Yvette (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20788045
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.73.134413; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ANTIFERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COUPLING; DEPTH; DYSPROSIUM ALLOYS; ELECTRONS; EXCHANGE INTERACTIONS; FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; INTERFACES; IRON ALLOYS; LAVES PHASES; LAYERS; MAGNETIZATION; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; NEUTRONS; SUPERLATTICES; VECTORS; YTTRIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Fitzsimmons, M. R., Park, S., Pynn, R., Rhyne, J. J., Dumesnil, K., Laboratoire de Physique des Materiaux, Universite H. Poincare Nancy I, Boite Postale 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex, Dufour, C., Borchers, J. A., and Mangin, Ph. Vector magnetization depth profile of a Laves-phase exchange-coupled superlattice obtained using a combined approach of micromagnetic simulation and neutron reflectometry. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.73.1.
Fitzsimmons, M. R., Park, S., Pynn, R., Rhyne, J. J., Dumesnil, K., Laboratoire de Physique des Materiaux, Universite H. Poincare Nancy I, Boite Postale 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex, Dufour, C., Borchers, J. A., & Mangin, Ph. Vector magnetization depth profile of a Laves-phase exchange-coupled superlattice obtained using a combined approach of micromagnetic simulation and neutron reflectometry. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.73.1.
Fitzsimmons, M. R., Park, S., Pynn, R., Rhyne, J. J., Dumesnil, K., Laboratoire de Physique des Materiaux, Universite H. Poincare Nancy I, Boite Postale 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex, Dufour, C., Borchers, J. A., and Mangin, Ph. Sat . "Vector magnetization depth profile of a Laves-phase exchange-coupled superlattice obtained using a combined approach of micromagnetic simulation and neutron reflectometry". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.73.1.
@article{osti_20788045,
title = {Vector magnetization depth profile of a Laves-phase exchange-coupled superlattice obtained using a combined approach of micromagnetic simulation and neutron reflectometry},
author = {Fitzsimmons, M. R. and Park, S. and Pynn, R. and Rhyne, J. J. and Dumesnil, K. and Laboratoire de Physique des Materiaux, Universite H. Poincare Nancy I, Boite Postale 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex and Dufour, C. and Borchers, J. A. and Mangin, Ph.},
abstractNote = {Owing to the coexistence of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic exchange coupling in an exchange-coupled Laves-phase superlattice composed of DyFe{sub 2} and YFe{sub 2} layers, the field dependence of the magnetization depth profile is complex. Using an approach that combines micromagnetic simulation and analysis of neutron scattering data, we have obtained the depth dependence of magnetization across the DyFe{sub 2}/YFe{sub 2} interfaces. We find that the exchange interaction across the interface is reduced compared to the exchange interaction of the constituent layers, thereby compromising the ability of this system to resist magnetization reversal in large applied fields.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVB.73.1},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
number = 13,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}
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