Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 158, Issue 1–4, pp 137–143 | Cite as

Magnetic Texturing of Xenon-Irradiated Iron Films Studied by Magnetic Orientation Mössbauer Spectroscopy

  • G. A. MÜller
  • K. P. Lieb
  • E. Carpene
  • K. Zhang
  • P. Schaaf
  • J. Faupel
  • H. U. Krebs
Article

Abstract

Modifications of magnetic properties upon heavy-ion irradiation have been recently investigated for films of ferromagnetic 3d-elements (Fe, Ni, Co) and alloys (permendur, permalloy), in relation to changes of their microstructure. Here we report on Xe-ion irradiation of a highly textured iron film prepared via pulsed-laser deposition on a MgO(100) single crystal and containing a thin 57Fe marker layer for magnetic orientation Mössbauer spectroscopy (MOMS). We compare the results with those obtained for a polycrystalline Fe/Si(100) sample produced by electron evaporation and premagnetized before Xe-irradiation in a 300 Oe external field. Characterization of the samples also included magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE), Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).

Key Words

ion implantation magnetic anisotropy magneto-optical Kerr effect Mössbauer spectroscopy RBS XRD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. MÜller
    • 1
  • K. P. Lieb
    • 1
  • E. Carpene
    • 1
  • K. Zhang
    • 1
  • P. Schaaf
    • 1
  • J. Faupel
    • 2
  • H. U. Krebs
    • 2
  1. 1.II. Physikalisches Institut and SFB 602Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für MaterialphysikUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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