Presented here for the first time are up-to-date reviews of a new and rapidly developing field of investigation: magnetic solids with polarized photons. The current experimental and theoretical fundamentals of the interplay of spin-orbit interaction and magnetism are described and recent advances in the understanding of the related spectroscopic phenomena are outlined. New aspects on a variety of methods are reported, covering magneto-optical Kerr-effect studies, spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, dichroism in X-ray near- and extended-edge absorption, and X-anomalous scattering. The potential of these methods to reveal new insights in the magnetic aspects of the electronic structure and the microscopic origin of magnetic properties is discussed.
Table of ContentsMagneto-optical Kerr spectroscopy of transition metal alloy and compound films.- Energy-band theory of the magneto-optical Kerr effect of selected ferromagnetic materials.- Linear magnetic dichroism in angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy from Co(0001) and Fe(110) valence bands.- Magnetic circular dichroism in photoemission from lanthanide materials.- Magnetic dichroism and spin polarization in valence band photoemission.- Photoelectron diffraction in spin-resolved photoemission and magnetic linear dichroism.- Magnetic ground state properties from Angular dependent magnetic dichroism in core level photoemission.- Experimental determination of orbital and spin moments from MCXD on 3d metal overlayers.- Circular magnetic X-ray dichroism in transition metal systems.- Imaging magnetic microstructures with elemental selectivity: Application of magnetic dichroisms.- Magnetic circular dichroism in X-ray fluorescence.- Spin-orbit interaction, orbital magnetism and spectroscopic properties.- Magnetic EXAFS.- Multiple-scattering approach to magnetic EXAFS.- X-ray anomalous scattering and related spectroscopies.