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Anisotropic x ray magnetic linear dichroism: Its importance for the analysis of soft x ray spectra of magnetic oxides

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2009-00991-x DOI Help

Authors: E. Arenholz (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) , G. Van Der Laan (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: European Physical Journal Special Topics , VOL 169 , PAGES 187-190

State: Published (Approved)
Published: May 2009

Abstract: Using spectroscopic information for x ray magnetometry and magnetic microscopy requires detailed theoretical understanding of spectral shape and magnitude of dichroism signals. We have shown unambiguously that – contrary to common belief—spectral shape and magnitude of x ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) are not only determined by the relative orientation of magnetic moments and x ray polarization, but also their orientations relative to the crystallographic axes must be taken into account for accurate interpretation of XMLD data.

Subject Areas: Physics


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