Determination of magnetic anisotropies and miscut angles in epitaxial thin films on vicinal (111) substrate by the ferromagnetic resonance

Belyaev, B. A.; Izotov, A. V.; Solovev, P. N.; Yakovlev, I. A. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 440 181-184; Doi: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.12.081 OCT 15 2017

A method for determining magnetic anisotropy parameters of a thin single-crystal film on vicinal (111) substrate as well as substrate miscut angles from angular dependence of ferromagnetic resonance field has been proposed. The method is based on the following: (i) a new approach for the solution of the system of nonlinear equations for equilibrium and resonance conditions; (ii) a new expression of the objective function for the fitting problem. The study of the iron silicide films grown on vicinal Si(111) substrates with different miscut angles confirmed the efficiency of the method. The proposed method can be easily generalized to determine parameters of single-crystal films grown on substrates with an arbitrary cut.