Faraday and magnetic Kerr rotation measurements on Co and Ni films around M2,3 edges

Katsuhiko Saito, Mitsuaki Igeta, Takeo Ejima, Tadashi Hatano, Makoto Watanabe

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Faraday and longitudinal magnetic Kerr rotation measurements were performed on Co and Ni single layer films around their M2,3 edges, at room temperature under an applied magnetic field of 0.82 T generated by a magnetic circuit composed of permanent magnets. The longitudinal Kerr rotation angle spectra are in good agreement with those calculated from the Faraday rotation spectra in Ni but different in Co. The main reason for the difference in Co was explained with the difference of the magnetization between a longitudinal Kerr (saturated) and a Faraday (unsaturated) configuration under the magnetic field of 0.82 T. This was supported by the calculated result from magnetic circular dichroism (1.2 T, 140 K) measurement on Co.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-947
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Review and Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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