Strain dependent selection of spin-slip phases in sputter deposited thin-film epitaxial holmium
Witt, J. D. S., Hase, Thomas P. A., Fan, R., Kinane, Christian J., Charlton, T. R., Langridge, Sean and Blamire, M. G.. (2011) Strain dependent selection of spin-slip phases in sputter deposited thin-film epitaxial holmium. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Vol.23 (No.41). p. 416006. ISSN 0953-8984Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/41/416006
We report the structural and magnetic characterization of sputter deposited epitaxial Ho. We present room temperature characterization by atomic force microscopy and x-ray diffraction and temperature dependent characterization by x-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction. The data show the onset and change of the magnetic state as a function of temperature. Films of different thickness, exhibiting signs of differing epitaxially induced strain, tend towards specific spin-slip phases in the low temperature regime. The more highly strained thinnest films tend towards values with a longer magnetic wavelength.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Epitaxy, Thin films, Sputtering (Physics), Holmium|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||p. 416006|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
Bak P and Mukamel D 1976 Phys. Rev. B 13 5086
Actions (login required)