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Publication Citation: Perspective on Probing Metallic Ferromagnetism with Electrons

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Author(s): Daniel T. Pierce;
Title: Perspective on Probing Metallic Ferromagnetism with Electrons
Published: March 21, 2011
Abstract: This article presents a brief review of some of the many insights gained about metallic ferromagnetism using spin-polarized electrons as probes. Aspects of metallic ferromagnetism discussed include spin-dependent electronic structure, spin-dependent mean free paths, spin waves, surface and interface anisotropy, magnetic nanostructure, and coupling of magnetic layers. These aspects are probed with polarized electrons using experimental techniques are spin-polarized photoemission and inverse photoemission, secondary electron emission, spin-dependent electron scattering and energy loss spectroscopy, spin-polarized low energy electron microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy with polarization analysis. I highlight the application of these insights and techniques to current research.
Citation: Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 109
Issue: 7
Keywords: spin polarized spectroscopies; ferromagnetism
Research Areas: Condensed Matter Physics, Electron Physics
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