J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 49, Numéro C8, Décembre 1988
Proceedings of the International Conference on Magnetism
Page(s) C8-1651 - C8-1655
Proceedings of the International Conference on Magnetism

J. Phys. Colloques 49 (1988) C8-1651-C8-1655

DOI: 10.1051/jphyscol:19888755


J. Kwo1, M. Hong1, D. B. McWhan1, Y. Yafet1, R. M. Fleming1, F. J. DiSalvo1, 2, J. V. Waszczak1, C. F. Majkrzak3, 4, D. Gibbs3, A. I. Goldmann3, P. Boni3, J. Bohr3, H. Grimm3, 5, C. L. Chien6 et J. W. Cable7

1  AT & T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, U.S.A.
2  The Chemistry Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A.
3  Brookhaven National Laboratories, Upton, NY 11973, U.S.A.
4  National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, U.S.A.
5  IFF-KFA, Julich, F.R.G.
6  The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, U.S.A.
7  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, U.S.A.

Single crystal magnetic rare earth superlattices were synthesized by molecular beam epitaxy. The studies include four rare earth systems : Gd-Y, Dy-Y, Ho-Y, and Gd-Dy. The magnetic properties and the long-range spin order are reviewed in terms of the interfacial behaviour, and the interlayer exchange coupling across Y medium.