The structural and magnetic properties of FexMn1-x alloy thin films deposited on Cu(001) and on Co/Cu(001) are investigated. A layer-by-layer growth mode of the alloy films in a large range of concentration is deduced from the presence of regular oscillations in medium-energy electron-diffraction intensity. Low-energy electron-diffraction experiments reveal that Fe50Mn50 films keep the fcc structure when growing on Cu(001) and on Co/Cu(001). Magneto-optic Kerr effect is used to study the magnetic properties of Co/FeMn bilayers. A temperature-dependent increase in the coercive field of the Co film, when the thickness of the adjacent FeMn film exceeds a certain value, is related to the antiferromagnetic state of the FexMn1-x alloy.
|Titolo:||Structural and magnetic properties of FexMn1-x thin films on Cu(001) and on Co/Cu(001)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|