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Inferface magnetization phenomena in epitaxial thin Fe3O4/COxFe3–xO4 bilayers

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c05274 DOI Help

Authors: K. Ruwisch (Osnabrück University) , T. Pohlmann (Osnabrück University; DESY) , M. Hoppe (Osnabrück University; DESY) , F. Bertram (DESY) , P. Shafer (Advanced Light Source) , J. Wollschlager (Osnabrück University) , K. Küpper (Osnabrück University)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: The Journal Of Physical Chemistry C

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2021

Abstract: In this work, we present a study about the chemical and magnetic properties of thin magnetite/cobalt ferrite bilayers deposited on MgO(001). Two series of samples with different CoxFe3–xO4 stoichiometries (x = 1 and x = 0.5) in combination with Fe3O4 layers of varying thickness were prepared by reactive molecular beam epitaxy. The quality of the respective films were controlled by means of in situ X-ray photelectron spectroscopy and low energy electron diffraction. Stoichiometry and electronic structure were carried out by hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. To determine the cationic distribution and magnetic moments, X-ray magnetic circular dichroism measurements were performed and charge transfer multiplet and sum rule calculations were applied. Here we find an enhanced interface magnetization for the bilayers. Additionally, superconducting quantum interference device measurements showed characteristic exchange-spring behavior.

Journal Keywords: Thickness; Thin films; Interfaces; Layers; Magnetic properties

Subject Areas: Physics, Materials, Chemistry

Diamond Offline Facilities: SQUID-VSM Magnetometer (Quantum Design)
Instruments: NONE-No attached Diamond beamline

Other Facilities: 4.0.2 at Advanced Light Source; P09 and P22 at PETRA III

Added On: 21/10/2021 09:11

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Surfaces Physics Physical Chemistry Chemistry Magnetism Materials Science interfaces and thin films

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