Magneto-optical Kerr effects in metallic superlattices fabricated by monatomic layer control - Comparison between experiments and first-principles calculations

Masatake Yamaguchi, Koki Takanashi, Kiyokazu Himi, Koji Hayata, Katsuaki Sato, Hiroyasu Fujimori

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Abstract

The magneto-optical Kerr effects in metallic superlattices (Fe/Au, Co/Ru) fabricated by monatomic layer control technique were measured and compared with first-principles calculations. For Fe/Au, the measured Kerr spectra of Fe(xML)/Au(xML) (x = 1-6, ML: monatomic layer thickness) showed systematic change with the change of layer thickness x. For Co/Ru, the measured Kerr rotation angle of Co(5ML)/Ru(5ML) was almost ten times smaller than that of HCP Co. The calculated results from first-principles were in reasonable agreement with the experimental results. The characteristics of the spectra can be understood from the analysis of the electronic structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume239
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 1

Keywords

  • First-principles calculations
  • Magneto-optical Kerr effect
  • Metallic superlattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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