The element and electronic shell specificities of X-ray resonant magnetic s
cattering have been used to investigate the magnetization of Ce 5d and Fe 3
d states in [CeH2(19.6 Angstrom) /Fe (25.4 Angstrom)] * 38 a multilayer. We
show that the measurement of the magnetic contribution to the intensities
reflected at low angles at the Ce L-2 and Fe L-2,(3) edges allows us to inv
estigate the profile of the Ce 5d and Fe 3d magnetic polarization. The Fe 3
d polarization is found to be uniform across the Fe layer and the Ce 5d pol
arization appears to be restricted close to the interface with Fe.