Magnetic thin film research
Jiang, J. Samuel Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.
Bader, Samuel D. Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.
- Epitaxial growth
- Finite-size effects
- Interface effects
- Interlayer exchange coupling
- Model systems based on thin-film structures
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Magnetic thin films are composed of ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic materials. The term “thin” is relative, but magnetic thin films generally have altered magnetic ordering or unique physical properties that distinguish them from their bulk counterparts as the result of the reduced thickness and the presence of interfaces. The thickness of magnetic thin films typically ranges from just one atomic layer to a few tens of nanometers.
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