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Resonating torque microbalance for in situ measurements of ferromagnetic films

Published

Author(s)

John M. Moreland, James A. Beall, Stephen E. Russek

Abstract

We describe an instrument for in situ monitoring of the magnetic moment of a thin film during deposition with sub-monolayer sensitivity. The instrument measures the magnetic torque on a film as it is being deposited onto a microcantilever excited near its mechanical resonance. Dynamic feedback is used to balance the magnetic torque by applying a mechanical force at the base of the cantilever.
Citation
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume
242-245

Keywords

magnetization, thin films-thickness, torque magnetometry, vibrating sample magnetometer

Citation

Moreland, J. , Beall, J. and Russek, S. (2002), Resonating torque microbalance for in situ measurements of ferromagnetic films, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created December 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021