The long-range magnetic structure in Co/Pt multilayers magnetically patterned by ion irradiation is observed by off-specular polarized neutron reflectivity. While both specular and off-specular measurements indicate the formation of an artificial domain structure when the sample is in its remanent state, resonant peaks seen in the diffuse scatter reveal long-range magnetic ordering with periodicity in agreement with the design value. These peaks are completely suppressed when the sample is saturated in plane, confirming their origin in the magnetic patterning of the multilayer.
Telling, N. D., Langridge, S., Dalgliesh, R. M., Grundy, P. J., & Vishnyakov, V. M. (2003). Observation of ion beam induced magnetic patterning using off-specular polarized neutron reflectometry. Journal of Applied Physics, 93, 7420-7422. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1544496