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Physical Review Letters
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Exchange splitting of epitaxial fcc Fe/Cu(100) versus bcc Fe/Ag(100)

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The magnetic exchange splitting of epitaxial Fe films is determined using inverse photoemission. fcc Fe grown on Cu(100) is found in two phases, one obtained by deposition at 300 K with a splitting of 1.2 eV, and the second with a splitting of 0.9 eV obtained after annealing above 450 K. bcc Fe on Ag(100) exhibits a splitting of 1.8 eV, similar to that of bulk Fe. The magnetic splitting of the 3d states is shown to be correlated linearly with the local magnetic moment, with a slope of 1 eV/B. This relation holds not only for ferromagnets, but also for antiferromagnets, spin glasses, and the free atoms. © 1991 The American Physical Society.

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01 Jan 1991

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Physical Review Letters

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