Less-conventional Magnetic Domain Investigations

  • Michel Schlenker
  • José Baruchel
  • Yves Souche

Abstract

A review is given of investigations carried out by the authors over the last few years on various types of domains using diverse probes, viz.: a) antiferromagnetic domains, especially 180° and chirality domains, directly observed by neutron diffraction topography, i.e. through images obtained from a Bragg-diffracted beam, b) phase coexistence at ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic first order phase transitions, as seen by neutron and synchrotron radiation X-ray diffraction topography, c) Imry and Ma domains in thin films of amorphous Tb-Co, observed by electron microscopy, d) use of the transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect (TMOKE) in diffraction of light by periodic arrays of thin, small (μm-scale) ferromagnetic islands, where information about the mean domain distribution in an applied magnetic field is obtained from the variation in intensity of the diffracted beams.

Keywords

Crystallization Anisotropy Chromium Cobalt Nitride 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Schlenker
    • 1
  • José Baruchel
    • 2
  • Yves Souche
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Louis Néel du CNRSAssocié à l’Université Joseph FourierGrenoble Cedex 9France
  2. 2.European Synchrotron Radiation FacilityGrenobleFrance

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