Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

March 1996


Published in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 154:1 (March 1996), pp. 12–16.
Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science B. V. Used by permission.


Thin films of MnxPt1–x (x = 0.18, 0.22, 0.25, 0.30, 0.34) were prepared by magnetron sputtering onto quartz substrates. After annealing in vacuum for 1 h at 850°C, X-ray diffraction indicates that the films have the Cu3Au cubic structure (a = 3.87 Å) and are highly textured with the (111) axis along the film normal. These samples have a high degree of long-range order, as indicated by the ratio of the intensities of the superlattice (100) and fundamental (200) X-ray diffraction reflections. We report here the results of magnetic and magnetooptical measurements on these samples over a wide range of temperatures.

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