Anisotropic X-ray magnetic linear dichroism
Its importance for the analysis of soft x-ray spectra of magnetic oxides
Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0DE, UK
2 Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
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Using spectroscopic information for x ray magnetometry and magnetic microscopy requires detailed theoretical understanding of spectral shape and magnitude of dichroism signals. We have shown unambiguously that – contrary to common belief—spectral shape and magnitude of x ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) are not only determined by the relative orientation of magnetic moments and x ray polarization, but also their orientations relative to the crystallographic axes must be taken into account for accurate interpretation of XMLD data.
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