The local atomic structure and the magnetic response of Co films intercalated between Graphene and Ir(111) were investigated combining polarized X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at the Co K edge with Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect. The structural and magnetic evolution upon a 500 °C annealing was evaluated as a function of the film thickness. After the thermal treatment, our thick film (10 monolayers) presented a lower perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) as well as a reduced average structural disorder. On the other hand, in our thin film (5 monolayers), the annealing enhanced the perpendicular magnetic response and induced a local anisotropy by stretching the Co-Co bonds in the film plane and compressing those outside the plane. Our finding emphasizes the close relationship between the local structure of Co within the film and its magnetic properties.

Carlomagno, I., Scaparro, A.M., Carlini, L., Drnec, J., Vinai, G., Torelli, P., et al. (2020). Evidence of a thermally-induced microstructural anisotropy in Gr/Co/Ir(111) systems. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 535, 146365 [10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.146365].

Evidence of a thermally-induced microstructural anisotropy in Gr/Co/Ir(111) systems

Carlomagno I.;Carlini L.;Mobilio S.;Meneghini C.
2020

Abstract

The local atomic structure and the magnetic response of Co films intercalated between Graphene and Ir(111) were investigated combining polarized X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy at the Co K edge with Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect. The structural and magnetic evolution upon a 500 °C annealing was evaluated as a function of the film thickness. After the thermal treatment, our thick film (10 monolayers) presented a lower perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) as well as a reduced average structural disorder. On the other hand, in our thin film (5 monolayers), the annealing enhanced the perpendicular magnetic response and induced a local anisotropy by stretching the Co-Co bonds in the film plane and compressing those outside the plane. Our finding emphasizes the close relationship between the local structure of Co within the film and its magnetic properties.
Carlomagno, I., Scaparro, A.M., Carlini, L., Drnec, J., Vinai, G., Torelli, P., et al. (2020). Evidence of a thermally-induced microstructural anisotropy in Gr/Co/Ir(111) systems. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 535, 146365 [10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.146365].
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