Proximity effects on dimensionality and magnetic ordering in Pd/Fe/Pd trialyers

Thomas P.A. Hase, Matthew S. Brewer, Unnar B. Arnalds, Martina Ahlberg, Vassilios Kapaklis, Matts Björck, Laurence Bouchenoire, Paul Thompson, Daniel Haskel, Yongseong Choi, Jonathan Lang, Cecilia Sánchez-Hanke, Björgvin Hjörvarsson

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The element-specific magnetization and ordering in trilayers consisting of 0.3-1.4 monolayer (ML) thick Fe layers embedded in Pd(001) has been determined using x-ray resonant magnetic scattering. The proximity to Fe induces a large moment in the Pd which extends ∼2nm from the interfaces. The magnetization as a function of temperature is found to differ significantly for the Fe and Pd sublattices: The Pd signal resembles the results obtained by magneto-optical techniques with an apparent three-dimensional (3D) to two-dimensional (2D) transition in spatial dimensionality for Fe thickness below ∼1ML. In stark contrast, the Fe data exhibits a 2D behavior. No ferromagnetic signal is obtained from Fe below the 2D percolation limit in Fe coverage (∼0.7ML), while Pd shows a ferromagnetic response for all samples. The results are attributed to the temperature dependence of the susceptibility of Pd and a profound local anisotropy of submonolayered Fe.

Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Númer greinar104403
FræðitímaritPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Númer tölublaðs10
ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - 2 sep. 2014


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