Enhanced magnetic orbital moment of ultrathin Co films on Ge(100)

P. Ryan, R. P. Winarski, D. J. Keavney, J. W. Freeland, R. A. Rosenberg, S. Park, C. M. Falco

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Electronic and magnetic studies of Co films grown on Ge(100) are presented using two sample systems; incremental in situ Co depositions and a pre-made Co wedge structure. Both a magnetically inactive region and a corresponding Co-Ge intermixed region form at the interface of both systems. The Co grows in a uniform manner beyond this Co-Ge region with ∼2Å perpendicular roughness. At low coverage of the in situ grown system, the Co exhibited an enhanced orbit to spin moment ratio, while, at higher Co coverages, we measured a total magnetic moment of 1.53μB in agreement with previously published results of bcc Co grown on GaAs. The Co wedge indicated a constant but larger orbit-spin ratio along the wedge possibly due to the presence of an overlayer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 20 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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