All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physical Review B

Volume

51

Issue

21

Publication Date

6-15-1995

First Page

15170

Last Page

15179

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.51.15170

Abstract

Spin-resolved core-level photoemission data from the 3p level of ultrathin Fe films [1.4–5.1 monolayers (ML)] epitaxially grown on W(110) have been obtained. A nonlinear least-squares analysis, based on a one-particle Hamiltonian that simultaneously includes core-valence exchange and core-hole spin-orbit interactions, is developed. It is first tested on Fe 2p magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) photoemission spectra and shown to successfully describe the MCD asymmetry data. The model is then used to analyze our thin-film 3p data. With increasing film thickness the spin-orbit splitting (0.67±0.02 eV) remains constant (as expected), the exchange splitting increases from 0±0.12 eV to 0.41±0.05 eV, the average Fe film magnetization (=1.2±0.3μB at 1.4 ML) increases, and the singularity index decreases. The analysis highlights the importance of simultaneously considering all relevant photoemission parameters in extracting meaningful values of the spin-orbit and exchange interactions.

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Published by American Physical Society in Physical Review B. Publisher PDF is available for download through link above.