Magnetic properties of deposited gadolinium atoms, dimers and their monoxides
Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
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Revised: 11 June 2007
Published online: 31 August 2007
Magnetic properties of gadolinium clusters deposited on magnetic ultrathin Fe/Cu(100) films have been measured using X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism spectroscopy (XMCD). 3d↦4f as well as 4d↦4f absorption spectra are presented and discussed. Changes in the relative peak intensities between the monomer, dimer and the corresponding monoxides are observed for the multiplets. The comparison with bulk measurements and calculations exhibit a transition from atomic like to bulk like properties.
PACS: 75.75.+a – Magnetic properties of nanostructures / 75.70.-i – Magnetic properties of thin films, surfaces, and interfaces / 75.50.Cc – Other ferromagnetic metals and alloys
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