Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of quasi-one-dimensional Fe chains on Pb /Si

@article{Sun2009UniaxialMA,
  title={Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of quasi-one-dimensional Fe chains on Pb /Si},
  author={D. Sun and D. Wang and Haifeng Du and W. Ning and J. Gao and Y. Fang and Xiang-qun Zhang and Young Sun and Zhao-hua Cheng and J. Shen},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={94},
  pages={012504}
}
  • D. Sun, D. Wang, +7 authors J. Shen
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Applied Physics Letters
  • We fabricated quasi-one-dimensional Fe chains on a 4° miscut Si (111) substrate with a Pb film as a buffer layer. The magnetic properties and morphology of Fe chains were investigated by means of scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and surface magneto-optical Kerr effect (SMOKE). STM images show that Fe chains are formed by Fe random islands along the steps of the Pb film due to step decoration. SMOKE data indicate that the Fe chains exhibit in-plane uniaxial magnetic anisotropy along the step… CONTINUE READING
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