Advances in nanomagnetism via X-ray techniques

G. Srajer, L. H. Lewis, S. D. Bader, A. J. Epstein, C. S. Fadley, E. E. Fullerton, A. Hoffmann, J. B. Kortright, Kannan M. Krishnan, S. A. Majetich, T. S. Rahman, C. A. Ross, M. B. Salamon, I. K. Schuller, T. C. Schulthess, J. Z. Sun

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This report examines the current status and the future directions of the field of nanomagnetism and assesses the ability of hard X-ray synchrotron facilities to provide new capabilities for making advances in this field. The report first identifies major research challenges that lie ahead in three broadly defined subfields of nanomagnetism: confined systems, clusters and complex oxides. It then examines the relevant experimental capabilities that are currently available at hard X-ray synchrotron light sources, using the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne as an example. Finally, recommendations are made for future development in X-ray facilities that will enhance the study of nanomagnetism, including new experimental directions, modifications that would enable in situ sample preparation, and measurements at high magnetic fields and/or low temperatures. In particular, in situ sample preparation is of high priority in many experiments, especially those in the area of surface magnetism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cluster magnetism
  • Confined magnetism
  • Magnetism
  • Nanomagnetism
  • Nanomagnetism and X-rays
  • Phase-separated magnetic systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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