Magnetic inhomogeneity in ultrathin Co films studied by spin-wave Brillouin scattering

Kyoko Hyomi, Akihiro Murayama, James Eickmann, Charles M. Falco

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We have studied magnetic inhomogeneity by means of spin-wave Brillouin scattering in ultrathin Co films. The distribution of perpendicular anisotropy causes a field-dependent broadening of the spin-wave spectrum. The anisotropy distribution shows a minimum for 1 monolayer (ML) of Au-interlayer at Co/Cu(1 1 1). The Co-thickness dependence of the spectrum width shows a significant increase in the magnetic inhomogeneity below 2.5 ML of Co.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers (MML-98) - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 19 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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