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Title: Neutron reflectometry as a tool to study magnetism.

Abstract

Polarized-neutron specular reflectometry (PNR) was developed in the 1980's as a means of measuring magnetic depth profiles in flat films. Starting from simple profiles, and gradually solving structures of greater complexity, PNR has been used to observe or clarify a variety of magnetic phenomena. It has been used to measure the absolute magnetization of films of thickness not exceeding a few atomic planes, the penetration of magnetic fields in micron-thick superconductors, and the detailed magnetic coupling across non-magnetic spacers in multilayers and superlattices. Although PNR is considered a probe of depth dependent magnetic structure, laterally averaged in the plane of the film, the development of new scattering techniques promises to enable the characterization of lateral magnetic structures. Retaining the depth-sensitivity of specular reflectivity, off-specular reflectivity may be brought to resolve in-plane structures over nanometer to micron length scales.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
750501
Report Number(s):
ANL/MSD/CP-100060
TRN: US0204631
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 44th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, San Jose, CA (US), 11/15/1999--11/18/1999; Other Information: PBD: 21 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC MATERIALS; MAGNETISM; MAGNETIZATION; NEUTRONS; PROBES; REFLECTIVITY; SCATTERING; SPACERS; SUPERCONDUCTORS; SUPERLATTICES; THICKNESS

Citation Formats

Felcher, G. P. Neutron reflectometry as a tool to study magnetism.. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Felcher, G. P. Neutron reflectometry as a tool to study magnetism.. United States.
Felcher, G. P. Tue . "Neutron reflectometry as a tool to study magnetism.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/750501.
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abstractNote = {Polarized-neutron specular reflectometry (PNR) was developed in the 1980's as a means of measuring magnetic depth profiles in flat films. Starting from simple profiles, and gradually solving structures of greater complexity, PNR has been used to observe or clarify a variety of magnetic phenomena. It has been used to measure the absolute magnetization of films of thickness not exceeding a few atomic planes, the penetration of magnetic fields in micron-thick superconductors, and the detailed magnetic coupling across non-magnetic spacers in multilayers and superlattices. Although PNR is considered a probe of depth dependent magnetic structure, laterally averaged in the plane of the film, the development of new scattering techniques promises to enable the characterization of lateral magnetic structures. Retaining the depth-sensitivity of specular reflectivity, off-specular reflectivity may be brought to resolve in-plane structures over nanometer to micron length scales.},
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