NiFe2O4 and Fe3O4 studied by XMCD and resonant photoemission

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X-ray magnetic circular dichroism and resonant photoemission at the Fe and Ni L-2,L-3 edges have been used to investigate the electronic structure of NiFe2O4 (NFO) thin films. The results, when compared to those obtained on Fe3O4, indicate that in a 12 nm NFO film the Ni atoms occupy mainly B sites, as in bulk NFO, and that a decrease in the thickness of the film results in a modi. cation of the nickel hybridization.


  • M. C. Richter
  • J. -M. Mariot
  • O. Heckmann
  • Lisbeth Kjeldgaard
  • B. S. Mun
  • C. S. Fadley
  • U. Lueders
  • J. -F. Bobo
  • P. De Padova
  • A. Taleb-Ibrahimi
  • K. Hricovini
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  • Physical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-180
JournalThe European Physical Journal. Special Topics
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch