Complete assignment of spin domains in antiferromagnetic NiO(100) by photoemission electron microscopy and cluster model calculation

Kuniaki Arai, Taichi Okuda, Arata Tanaka, Masato Kotsugi, Keiki Fukumoto, Masaki Oura, Yasunori Senba, Haruhiko Ohashi, Tetsuya Nakamura, Tomohiro Matsushita, Takayuki Muro, Akito Kakizaki, Toyohiko Kinoshita

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Abstract

Spin domains in bulk NiO have been observed by photoemission electron microscopy combined with X-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) using s- and p-polarized light. The azimuthal angle dependence of domain contrast at Ni L2-edge XMLD has been analyzed with a NiO6 cluster model taking into account crystal symmetry and multiplet splitting. The complete assignment of spin domains has been achieved. The results evoke the reconsideration of the domain assignment and XMLD studies based on the existing atomic multiplet theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013703
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antiferromagnetic domain
  • Cluster calculation
  • Linear dichroism
  • Multiplet theory
  • NiO
  • Photoemission electron microscope
  • X-ray magnetic linear dichroism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Arai, K., Okuda, T., Tanaka, A., Kotsugi, M., Fukumoto, K., Oura, M., Senba, Y., Ohashi, H., Nakamura, T., Matsushita, T., Muro, T., Kakizaki, A., & Kinoshita, T. (2010). Complete assignment of spin domains in antiferromagnetic NiO(100) by photoemission electron microscopy and cluster model calculation. journal of the physical society of japan, 79(1), [013703]. https://doi.org/10.1143/JPSJ.79.013703