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Larmor precession reflectometry for magnetic film studies

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
0168-9002
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
586
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2007.11.052
Keywords
  • Resonance Spin-Echo
  • Larmor Precession
  • Thin Magnetic Films
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract Polarized neutrons present Larmor pseudo-precession (LPP) when reflected from magnetic films. LPP is a result of quantum interference between the different spin components of the neutron wave reflected from the substrate and the front face of a magnetic film. This interference manifests as an effective rotation of the neutron polarization vector around the magnetization direction of the film. A new method is presented here, based on the effect of LPP, which allows the absolute direction of the magnetization vector inside a layer to be determined. This is not possible using conventional reflectometry techniques.

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