Observed x-ray diffraction pattern of MnO confined in SBA matrix with 87 Å channel diameter; in green, the difference pattern
2: Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CE-Saclay, F-91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
3: A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute,
The properties of magnetics confined in nanometer scale cavities drastically differ from those in the bulk material. The investigation of model materials in the unusual conditions of a so-called “restricted geometry” is of fundamental interest since the confined geometry and the influence of the surface yield unusual properties.