Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics

, Volume 74, Issue 10, pp 1471–1473

Application of polarized neutron reflectometry and X-ray resonant magnetic reflectometry for determining the inhomogeneous magnetic structure in Fe/Gd multilayers


    • Institute of Metal Physics, Ural DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Ural State Technical University
  • D. Haskel
    • Advanced Photon SourceArgonne National Laboratory
  • S. G. E. te Velthuis
    • Materials Science DivisionArgonne National Laboratory
  • J. S. Jiang
    • Materials Science DivisionArgonne National Laboratory
  • B. J. Kirby
    • NIST Center for Neutron Research
Proceedings of the XXI International Conference “Innovations in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials”

DOI: 10.3103/S106287381010045X

Cite this article as:
Kravtsov, E.A., Haskel, D., te Velthuis, S.G.E. et al. Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys. (2010) 74: 1471. doi:10.3103/S106287381010045X


The evolution of the magnetic structure of multilayer [Fe (35 Å)/Gd (50 Å)5] with variation in temperature and an applied magnetic field was determined using a complementary approach combining polarized neutron and X-ray resonant magnetic reflectometry. Self-consistent simultaneous analysis of X-ray and neutron spectra allowed us to determine the elemental and depth profiles in the multilayer structure with unprecedented accuracy, including the identification of an inhomogeneous intralayer magnetic structure with near-atomic resolution.

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