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Title: Modulated magnetic properties in synthetic rare-earth Gd-Y superlattices

Abstract

Modulations of the magnetic properties in synthetic rare-earth Gd-Y superlattices were observed by magnetization measurements. The remanence and the saturation field show an oscillatory dependence on the intervening nonmagnetic Y layer thickness, but not on the ferromagnetic Gd layer thickness. The oscillation occurs with a periodicity of 7 atomic layers and extends over a range of 20 atomic layers. The results are interpreted on the basis of coherent propagation of the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interaction through the Y medium.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ATandT Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974
OSTI Identifier:
6094508
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys. Rev. B: Condens. Matter; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35:13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; GADOLINIUM; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; SUPERLATTICES; YTTRIUM; MAGNETIZATION; MODULATION; OSCILLATIONS; SYNTHETIC MATERIALS; ELEMENTS; MATERIALS; METALS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RARE EARTHS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 360104* - Metals & Alloys- Physical Properties; 360102 - Metals & Alloys- Structure & Phase Studies

Citation Formats

Kwo, J, Hong, M, DiSalvo, F J, Waszczak, J V, and Majkrzak, C F. Modulated magnetic properties in synthetic rare-earth Gd-Y superlattices. United States: N. p., 1987. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.35.7295.
Kwo, J, Hong, M, DiSalvo, F J, Waszczak, J V, & Majkrzak, C F. Modulated magnetic properties in synthetic rare-earth Gd-Y superlattices. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.35.7295
Kwo, J, Hong, M, DiSalvo, F J, Waszczak, J V, and Majkrzak, C F. Fri . "Modulated magnetic properties in synthetic rare-earth Gd-Y superlattices". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.35.7295.
@article{osti_6094508,
title = {Modulated magnetic properties in synthetic rare-earth Gd-Y superlattices},
author = {Kwo, J and Hong, M and DiSalvo, F J and Waszczak, J V and Majkrzak, C F},
abstractNote = {Modulations of the magnetic properties in synthetic rare-earth Gd-Y superlattices were observed by magnetization measurements. The remanence and the saturation field show an oscillatory dependence on the intervening nonmagnetic Y layer thickness, but not on the ferromagnetic Gd layer thickness. The oscillation occurs with a periodicity of 7 atomic layers and extends over a range of 20 atomic layers. The results are interpreted on the basis of coherent propagation of the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interaction through the Y medium.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.35.7295},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6094508}, journal = {Phys. Rev. B: Condens. Matter; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 35:13,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {5}
}