Magnetic properties of ultrathin 3d transition-metal binary alloys. I. Spin and orbital moments, anisotropy, and confirmation of Slater-Pauling behavior

M.A.W. Schoen, J. Lucassen, H.T. Nembach, T.J. Silva, B. Koopmans, C.H. Back, J.M. Shaw

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Abstract

The structure and static magnetic properties - saturation magnetization, perpendicular anisotropy, spectroscopic g factor, and orbital magnetization - of thin-film 3d transition metal alloys are determined over the full range of alloy compositions via x-ray diffraction, magnetometry, and ferromagnetic resonance measurements. We determine the interfacial perpendicular magnetic anisotropy by use of samples sets with varying thickness for specific alloy concentrations. The results agree with prior published data and theoretical predictions. They provide a comprehensive compilation of the magnetic properties of thin-film NixCo1-x, NixFe1-x, and CoxFe1-x alloys that goes well beyond the often-cited Slater-Pauling dependence of magnetic moment on alloy concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134410
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2017

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