Giant magnetic moments in gadolinium/tungsten multilayers

A. Heys, P. E. Donovan*, A. K. Petford-Long, R. Cywinski

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Gadolinium/tungsten multilayers have been fabricated by magnetron sputtering and investigated by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and magnetometry. Electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction reveal an excellent multilayer structure with little interdiffusion at the interfaces. A very large enhancement of the saturation magnetisation at low temperature is observed for specimens with thin gadolinium layers. This is attributed to the development of a magnetic moment in the tungsten layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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