### Abstract

With respect to the parent lattice of fee Cu the magnetic anisotropy energy of Cu(100)/(FeCu)_{n} with n varying between 2 and 15 is investigated using the spin-polarized relativistic screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method. It is found that the anisotropy energy per repetition rapidly converges to a constant value of about 0.46 meV, indicating that for a system of this kind, even for a much larger number of repetitions, the orientation of the magnetization remains perpendicular-to-plane (out-of-plane). For reasonably thick films discrete Fourier transformations of the layer-resolved magnetic moments and of the layer-resolved band energies with respect to atomic layers show a period of two, namely the number of atomic layers in each repeated unit.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 591-595 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Philosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties |

Volume | 78 |

Issue number | 5-6 |

Publication status | Published - Nov 1998 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)

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*Philosophical Magazine B: Physics of Condensed Matter; Statistical Mechanics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties*,

*78*(5-6), 591-595.