J. Phys. IV France
Volume 104, March 2003
Page(s) 483 - 486

J. Phys. IV France
104 (2003) 483
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030127

Multilayered magnetic nanostrips studied by transmission X-ray microscopy

T. Eimüller1, P. Fischer1, P. Guttmann2, G. Denbeaux3, M. Scholz4, M. Köhler4, G. Schmahl2, G. Bayreuther4 and G. Schütz1

1  Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
2  Institute for X-Ray Physics, University of Göttingen, Geiststr. 11, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
3  Center for X-Ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A.
4  Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany

Transmission x-ray microscopy with the x-ray magnetic circular dichroism as a contrast mechanism was used to image the field dependent evolution of magnetic domains in artificially nanostructured strips of a multilayered Fe/Gd system. A diversity of domain configurations have been imaged for different strengths of the applied magnetic field and different widths of the strips, varying between 100 nm and 1  $\mu$m. Undulating domain patterns, analogous to those observed in other condensed matter Systems could be found.

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