Magnetic Domain Imaging with Spin-Polarized SEM

  • Kazuyuki KoikeEmail author
Reference work entry


In spintronics research, high-spatial-resolution, quantitative, (and in some cases) low-temperature observation of magnetic domains together with elements and crystal-direction distribution is important. As per this point of view, spin-polarized scanning electron microscopy is a significantly powerful method. In this chapter, the principle, apparatus, capabilities and some representative applications of this microscopy method are described.


Domain Wall Anisotropic Energy Closure Domain Magnetic Image Stripe Domain 
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List of Abbreviations


American Society for Testing and Materials


Electron backscattering diffraction


Scanning Auger microscopy or scanning Auger microscope


spin-polarized scanning microscopy or spin-polarized scanning microscope


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Condensed Matter of PhysicsGraduate School of Science, Hokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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