Optical and magneto-optical investigation on electronic structure of ordered ferromagnetic Fe3Pt

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2001-01-01
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Kim, K. J.
Lee, S. J.
Wiener, T. A.
Lynch, David
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The optical and magneto-opticalproperties of ordered Fe3Pt have been investigated by spectroscopicellipsometry and magneto-opticalKerrspectroscopy. The diagonal component of the optical conductivity tensor of the compound exhibits a broad absorption peak at about 2 eV, which is shifted by about 0.5 eV to lower energies from the corresponding one in pure bcc Fe. The Kerr angle spectrum of the compound disperses quite similarly in both spectral trend and magnitude to that of pure Fe below 3.5 eV but differently above it. The lower-energy shift of the 2-eV-absorption structure of the compound is interpreted as due to the shift of the minority-spin Fe-d states toward EF through the hybridization with Pt-d states. The Kerr effect of the compound is attributable to a large spin-orbit coupling in Pt as well as the well-hybridized spin-polarized bands.

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The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics 89 (2001): 244, and may be found at doi:10.1063/1.1331064 .

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Ames Laboratory, Magnetooptical effects, Kerr effects, Absorption spectra, Electron spectroscopy, Optical spectroscopy
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