Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

October 2001


Published in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Available online as of October 17, 2001. Published in February 2002, on pages 257-260.


The previous exchange bias field, He, is measured in Fe0.6Zn0.4F2/Fe heterosystems prepared from Fe layers of 14 and 5 nm thickness which are deposited on top of the compensated (1 1 0) surface of the antiferromagnet. Deviations from a linear dependence of He on the magnetization of the Fe layer are attributed to ferromagnetic domains. Moreover, piezomagnetism and its influence on He are evidenced.

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