Electrochemical cell for in situ magneto-optic Kerr effect measurements

Poduska, Kristin M. and Morin, Sylvie (2003) Electrochemical cell for in situ magneto-optic Kerr effect measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments, 74 (11). pp. 4723-4727. ISSN 1089-7623

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Abstract

A unique electrochemical cell allows in situ magneto-optic Kerr effect measurements for magnetic characterization of ultrathin films, concurrently with electrochemical control. This durable, compact, and easy to assemble cell is mounted on a rotatable base which enables magnetic measurements in both the longitudinal (in plane) and polar (perpendicular to plane) configurations. Its utility in the reproducible preparation and in situ magnetic characterization of thin films is demonstrated with electrochemical and ferromagnetic hysteresis data for ultrathin Ni films (≤15 monolayers electrodeposited on Ag(111) and Au(111) single crystal substrates.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6218
Item ID: 6218
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Physics and Physical Oceanography
Date: November 2003
Date Type: Publication
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