Strain engineering of magnetic anisotropy in thin ferromagnetic films.


Magnetic properties of iron films grown on Au layers with different thicknesses on a W(110) surface are studied with spin polarized low energy electron microscopy. The iron thickness for the onset of ferromagnetic order depends approximately linearly on the thickness of underlying gold film. The easy axis direction also depends upon the Au thickness. It is… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/21/31/314012