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|Magnetic properties of bct FexMn1-x thin-film alloys investigated by linearly polarized soft-x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity|
|Dechelette A., Tonnerre J.M., Saint Lager M.C., Bartolome F., Seve L., Raoux D., Fischer H., Piecuch M., Chakarian V., Kao C.C.|
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 60 (1999) 6636|
The magnetic properties of FexMn1-x/Ir(001) superlattices (SL's) have been studied using linearly polarized soft x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity (XRMS) at the Fe L2,3 absorption edges. Previous superconducting quantum interference device magnetometry measurements have shown that the SL's exhibit a ferromagnetic behavior for x>0.75 and a nonmagnetic or antiferromagnetic one for x<0.75. XRMS measurements were performed on two SL's with compositions on each side of x=0.75, as well as on a thin layer of Fe-rich alloy (x=0.9). The Fe magnetic moments in these alloys were determined by comparing experimental and calculated energy-dependent asymmetry ratios at different angles in the reflectivity curves. Fe atoms are found in a high-spin ferromagnetic state for x=0.9, while they are in a low-spin ferromagnetic state for x=0.7. Our results emphasize the role of the tetragonalization parameter c/a on the occurrence of the different magnetic states. Measurements, at the Mn L2,3 edges in a bct Fe0.9Mn0.1 ultrathin layer reveal a net magnetic moment per Mn atom of about 1.7Î?B coupled antiparallel to the Fe one.