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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Magnetic reconfiguration of MnAs/GaAs(001) observed by magnetic force microscopy and resonant soft x-ray scattering|
|Abstract:||We investigated the thermal evolution of the magnetic properties of MnAs epitaxial films grown on GaAs(001) during the coexistence of hexagonal/orthorhombic phases using polarized resonant (magnetic) soft x-ray scattering and magnetic force microscopy. The results of the diffuse satellite x-ray peaks were compared to those obtained by magnetic force microscopy and suggest a reorientation of ferromagnetic terraces as temperature rises. By measuring hysteresis loops at these peaks we show that this reorientation is common to all ferromagnetic terraces. The reorientation is explained by a simple model based on the shape anisotropy energy. Demagnetizing factors were calculated for different configurations suggested by the magnetic images. We noted that the magnetic moments flip from an in-plane monodomain orientation at lower temperatures to a three-domain out-of-plane configuration at higher temperatures. The transition was observed when the ferromagnetic stripe width L is equal to 2.9 times the film thickness d. This is in good agreement with the expected theoretical value of L=2.6d. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.|
|Editor:||Amer Inst Physics|
|Citation:||Journal Of Applied Physics. Amer Inst Physics, v. 100, n. 8, 2006.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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