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AbstractFor the first time we prepared and investigated the structural, magnetic, and electrical transport properties of Fe/W, Fe/Mo, and Fe/Pd metallic superlattices. We made a theoretical attempt to explain the induced increase or decrease of the magnetization at the magnetic superlattice interfaces. We used several x-ray diffraction techniques to determine the structural properties of our superlattices. Mossbauer spectroscopy and neutron scattering were used to determine the induced microscopic magnetic effects due to the superlattice structure. Brillouin scattering spectroscopy was used to determine the elastic and magnetic properties of our samples. We investigated the electrical transport properties over a wide range of temperatures of Fe/Pd and Fe/W superlattices.