SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • Magnetic anisotropy;
  • crystal symmetry;
  • Fe;
  • molecular beam epitaxy

The magnetic anisotropy of epitaxial, high-index Fe(inline image) films is investigated. The strength of the in-plane uniaxial magnetic anisotropy increases monotonically with the inclination angle φ between Fe(001) and Fe(inline image). This increase is demonstrated to be caused by the cubic magnetocrystalline anisotropy and not by surface- or interface-related effects.