Spinel ferrite Zn1-xCoxFe2O4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) (111) composition-spread thin film was epitaxially grown on an MgAl 2O4(111) substrate by combinatorial pulsed laser deposition. Sequential deposition of the two end-compounds with monolayer-period led to the formation of solid solution with addressable composition. Point-by-point ultraviolet-visible magnetic circular dichroism and Faraday rotation angle spectra showed a significant variation with x, and the latter spectra combined with absorption spectra led to the rapid evaluation of magnetooptical performance factor as functions of x and photon energy. A significant enhancement of ultraviolet magnetooptical effect was observed by substituting a small amount of Zn (≤30 at. %) for Co in CoFe 2O4.
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