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Physical Review Letters
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Observation of the exchange interaction at the surface of a ferromagnet

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Abstract

The temperature dependence of the surface magnetization MS(T) in the spin-wave regime is obtained from measurement of the spin polarization of the low-energy cascade electrons. With the T32 law, the ratio k of the mean spin deviation in surface and bulk is determined, where k reflects the perpendicular exchange interaction. In the ferromagnetic glass FeNiB0.5, depends critically on the chemistry of the first layer and is weakened even with a bulklike surface composition. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

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08 Aug 1988

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Physical Review Letters

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