We present the structural and element specific magnetic properties of Co2MnSn and Co2MnSb thin films grown on GaAs (100) substrates using pulsed laser deposition. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) spectra were measured for 400 A thick films at the L2,3 edges of Co and Mn. Element specific moments for Co and Mn in Co2MnSn were calculated from the x-ray absorption and XMCD spectra using the XMCD sum rules. The ratios of orbital to spin magnetic moments for Co and Mn were calculated for Co2MnSn and Co2MnSb.
Paudel, Moti R., Wolfe, Christopher S., Ali, Naushad, Stadler, Shane, Christodoulides, Joseph A., Ederer, David L., Li, Yinwan, Callcott, Thomas A. and Freeland, John W. "X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism of Pulsed Laser Deposited Co2MnSn and Co2MnSb Thin Films Grown on GaAs (001)." (May 2009).