On Element-Specific Magnetometry with Linear Dichroism in Photoemission

  • F. O Schumann
  • R. F. Willis
  • K. W. Goodman
  • J. G. Tobin


In this paper, we investigate the magnetic linear dichroism in the core-level photoemission spectra of the binary alloys CoxNi1−x and FexNi1-x /Cu(100).These epitaxial films have fcc structures, but very different magnetic behaviors. We show that the x-ray magnetic linear dichroism in photoemission (XMLD) signal tracks the magnetization in these alloys. Comparison with recent SQUID data provides a quantitative check and endorses the view that XMLD monitors the element-specific magnetometry.


Atomic Volume Epitaxial Film Alloy Film Ultrathin Film Linear Dichroism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. O Schumann
    • 1
  • R. F. Willis
    • 1
  • K. W. Goodman
    • 2
  • J. G. Tobin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Material ScienceLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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