Influence of CO and H2 adsorption on the spin reorientation transition in Ni/Cu(001)

S. van Dijken, R. Vollmer, B. Poelsema, J. Kirschner

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Abstract

A strong reduction of the critical thickness of the spin reorientation transition in Ni/Cu(001) has been observed when covered with CO or H2. For uncovered Ni films a critical thickness of 10.5 ML has been found at T = 300 K. The critical thickness is reduced by about 3 and 4 ML after adsorption of 0.5 ML CO and H2, respectively. The observed shift in the spin reorientation transition implies a reduction of the negative surface anisotropy energy by about 50% in both cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-328
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume210
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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