Study of in-plane magnetic anisotropy of ultrathin epitaxial Fe films grown on vicinal Mo„110... surface

Abstract

In situ surface magneto-optical Kerr effect was used in conjunction with scanning tunneling microscopy and low-energy electron diffraction to study the in-plane magnetic anisotropy of ultrathin Fe films on a vicinal Mo~110! substrate. A uniaxial anisotropy with the easy axis of magnetization along the @001# direction was found for this system down to nearly 2 monolayers coverage, contradicting the results of recent theoretical calculations. The easy axis of a step-induced anisotropy coincides with the surface step edges. © 2004 American Institute of Physics. @DOI: 10.1063/1.1652411#

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@inproceedings{Usov2004StudyOI, title={Study of in-plane magnetic anisotropy of ultrathin epitaxial Fe films grown on vicinal Mo„110... surface}, author={Victor Usov and Igor V. Shvets}, year={2004} }