Profile of the U 5f magnetization in U/Fe multilayers

S. D. Brown*, L. Bouchenoire, P. Thompson, R. Springell, A. Mirone, W. G. Stirling, A. Beesley, M. F. Thomas, R. C. C. Ward, M. R. Wells, S. Langridge, S. W. Zochowski, G. H. Lander

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Abstract

We have used the x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity technique to obtain the profile of the induced uranium magnetic moment for selected U/Fe multilayer samples. This study extends the use of x-ray magnetic scattering for induced moment systems to the 5f actinide metals. The spatial dependence of the U magnetization shows that the predominant fraction of the polarization is present at the interfacial boundaries, decaying rapidly towards the center of the uranium layer, in good agreement with predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014427
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • X-RAY-SCATTERING
  • RESONANCE EXCHANGE SCATTERING
  • URANIUM/IRON MULTILAYERS
  • XMAS BEAMLINE
  • MAGNETISM
  • POLARIZATION
  • DIFFRACTION
  • ABSORPTION
  • MOMENTS
  • ESRF

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