Growth and magnetism of Ni films on GaAs(0 0 1)

W. X. Tang, D. Qian, D. Wu, Y. Z. Wu, G. S. Dong, X. F. Jin*, S. M. Chen, X. M. Jiang, X. X. Zhang, Z. Zhang

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Abstract

The growth and magnetism of Ni films on GaAs(001) and their magnetic properties were investigated. The investigations were performed using reflection high energy electron diffraction and magneto-optical Kerr effect. Results showed that a body-centered-cubic (BCC) phase of Ni grows epitaxially up to 2.5 nm on the GaAs(001) substrate. The phase of Ni was determined to be ferromagnetic and showed a four-fold in-plane mangetic anisotropy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-406
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume240
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

Keywords

  • Anisotropy-thin films
  • Epitaxy
  • Metastable phases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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