Interface Effects on Magnetism in Model Thin Films
Final technical rept. Sep 2002-Sep 2006
WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON BOARD OF REGENTS/RESEARCH SPONSORED PROGRAMS
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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.
- Physical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Electricity and Magnetism