Stripe domains in Fe-Zr-N nanocrystalline films

C.B. Craus, A.R. Chezan, M.H. Siekman, J.C. Lodder, D.O. Boerma, L. Niesen

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    We report on the transition between a magnetic stripe domain structure and in-plane orientation of the spins, as a function of nitrogen content, for 500nm thick Fe-Zr-N films prepared by DC reactive sputtering on glass substrates. The saturation field decreases and the saturation magnetization increases with decreasing nitrogen content. For 4at% N, the magnetic behavior of the films becomes specific for a soft magnetic material. The magnetic spin distribution was investigated by transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy (TMS) to probe the entire sample and Magnetic Force Microscopy to image the surface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)423-426
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of magnetism and magnetic materials
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • SMI-TST: From 2006 in EWI-TST
    • TSTNE-Probe-MFM: Magnetic Force Microscope
    • Magnetic force microscopy
    • Mössbauer spectroscopy
    • Spin distribution


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