Microscopic analysis of the composition driven spin-reorientation transition in Ni(x)Pd(1-x)/Cu(001).

@article{Gottlob2015MicroscopicAO,
  title={Microscopic analysis of the composition driven spin-reorientation transition in Ni(x)Pd(1-x)/Cu(001).},
  author={Daniel M Gottlob and Hatice Doğanay and Florian Nickel and Stefan Cramm and I P Krug and Slavom{\'i}r Nem{\vs}{\'a}k and Claus Michael Schneider},
  journal={Ultramicroscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={159 Pt 3},
  pages={503-7}
}
The spin-reorientation transition (SRT) in epitaxial NixPd1-x/Cu(001) is studied by photoemission microscopy utilizing the X-ray magnetic circular dichroism effect at the Ni L2,3 edge. In a composition/thickness wedged geometry, a composition driven SRT could be observed between 37 ML and 60 ML, and 0 and 38% of Pd. Microspectroscopy in combination with… CONTINUE READING