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Probing buried interfaces

The strength of the magnetic exchange interaction at the buried interface between a magnetic film and a substrate can be measured using spin-polarized electrons scattered from the top surface of the film.

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Figure 1: Magnons in an ultrathin ferromagnetic film grown on a substrate can be excited by spin-polarized electrons.


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Slavin, A. Probing buried interfaces. Nature Nanotech 8, 803–805 (2013).

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