Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Physics Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Christian Binek Publications

2004

Granular thin films; Dipolar interactions; Exchange coupling

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Physics

Magneto-Thermal Behavior Of A Granular Fecl2–Fe Heterostructure, Sarbeswar Sahoo, Christian Binek, Wolfgang Kleemann Jan 2004

Magneto-Thermal Behavior Of A Granular Fecl2–Fe Heterostructure, Sarbeswar Sahoo, Christian Binek, Wolfgang Kleemann

Christian Binek Publications

A granular system consisting of ferromagnetic single-domain Fe particles in an antiferromagnetic FeCl2 matrix was prepared by coevaporation in an ultra-high vacuum environment. The structural and magnetic properties were investigated by X-ray diffractometry and superconducting quantum interference device magnetometry, respectively. The heterostructure combines the properties of superparamagnetic Fe granules and the antiferromagnetism of the FeCl2 matrix. In addition, dipolar interaction-induced giant moments are observed below the Néel temperature of the FeCl2 matrix. The thermomagnetic properties of the giant moments are studied.