Magneto-optic kerr effect in Ni, Co, and Fe

J. L. Erskine, E. A. Stern

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Magneto-optic Kerr-effect spectroscopy of Ni, Co, and Fe is used to study d-band widths and electron spin polarization (ESP). The d-band widths determined on the basis of magneto-optic Kerr-effect spectra are wider than those established by photoemission, and the sign of ESP of electrons near the Fermi level in Ni is found to be negative, as predicted by band theory. We discuss the relationship between this work and other recent studies of ESP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1332
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes


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