Multiple reorientation transition of the magnetization of free surfaces of Fe on Ag(100)

C. Sommers, J. Zabloudil, C. Uiberacker, P. Weinberger, L. Szunyogh

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Abstract

The magnetic properties of Ag(100)/Fen, n≤16, are investigated using the fully relativistic spin-polarized screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostocker method. It is found that (a) ferromagnetic interlayer coupling is the most stable magnetic configuration of free surfaces of Fe on Ag(100) and (b) that in the vicinity of n=5 a multiple reorientation transition of the magnetization occurs. The results obtained are in excellent agreement with available experimental data and give an interesting explanation for the occurrence of temperature-dependent effects seen experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5539-5543
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume58
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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