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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 539–546 | Cite as

Magnetic properties of deposited gadolinium atoms, dimers and their monoxides

  • M. MartinsEmail author
  • M. Reif
  • L. Glaser
  • W. Wurth
Magnetism

Abstract.

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 \(4d \to 4f~^8{\rm D}_{7/2}\) 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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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