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Microscopic Spin Wave Study of the Co/Cu(100) Epitaxial Monolayer

  • M. G. Pini
  • A. Rettori
  • D. Pescia
  • N. Majlis
  • S. Selzer
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 264)

Abstract

Recent progress1 in the preparation and investigation of high quality epitaxial monolayers (ML) has renewed the interest for two-dimensional (2D) magnetism. In particular, the temperature dependence of the magnetization of the Co/Cu(100) monolayer was measured with great accuracy using spin-polarized low-energy electron diffraction (SPLEED), and magneto-optical Kerr effect.2 The field dependence of the magnon energy gap was detected by means of light scattering.2

Keywords

Magnetic Anisotropy Dipolar Interaction Spin Wave Ground State Configuration Solid State Comm 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Pini
    • 1
  • A. Rettori
    • 2
    • 3
  • D. Pescia
    • 4
  • N. Majlis
    • 5
    • 6
  • S. Selzer
    • 7
  1. 1.Istituto di Elettronica QuantisticaConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Fisica dell’Universita’ di SienaSienaItaly
  3. 3.Unita’ di Firenze GNSM CISMFirenzeItaly
  4. 4.Institut für Festkörperforschung der KFA JülichJülichFederal Republic of Germany
  5. 5.Institute of Theoretical Matter PhysicsConsorzio di Fisica della Materia-INFM (forum)FirenzeItaly
  6. 6.Scuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly
  7. 7.Istituto di Fisica dell’Universita’ di PisaPisaItaly

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