Spin reorientation induced by Ni atoms in Fe/Cu(001)

Y. Zhao, J. Ye, C. L. Gao, B. Ma, Q. Y. Jin

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The spin reorientation transition (SRT) in face-centered-tetragonal (fct) Fe/Cu(001) from out of plane to in plane, as induced by Ni-capping atoms was determined. The 'true' critical thickness for the fct-Fe films was estimated to be 4.3 monolayers, by extrapolating to zero Ni thickness. It was shown that this result is very close to the value obtained using Co-capping layers as reported in literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5100-5102
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 2003


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