Observation of magnetic domains using a reflection-mode scanning near-field optical microscope

Durkan, C.; Shvets, I.V.
March 1997
Applied Physics Letters;3/10/1997, Vol. 70 Issue 10, p1323
Academic Journal
Examines magnetic domains using a reflection-mode scanning near-field optical microscope. Demonstration of the possibility of detecting magnetic domains with a resolution of more than 60 nm; Features of the images taken in a Co/Pt multilayer structure; Determination of the optical feature in a track pattern.


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