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