Accession Number:

ADA464264

Title:

Interface Effects on Magnetism in Model Thin Films

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 2002-Sep 2006

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON BOARD OF REGENTS/RESEARCH SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-25

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The goals of the research were to explore the fundamental physical mechanisms that allow interfaces between magnetic and nonmagneticmagnetic and magneticvacuum thin films to influence and control thin-film magnetic properties. We explored the relationship of magnetic properties to nano-scale chemical and physical interface morphologies. Our approach focused on obtaining a quantitative and microscopic description of these interface morphologies, and relating them quantitatively to magnetism. We grew our own films in-situ and used a unique combination of probes, to relate physicalchemical boundary morphology to behavior of magnetic moments at interfaces.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE