We have used in situ polar Kerr effect measurements to probe the magnetic behavior of MBE-grown Co films with and without overlayers of various non-magnetic transition metals (TM = Ag, Cu, Pd). We find a large peak in the coercivity, Hc, near 2 Å overlayer coverage for Ag and Cu.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics