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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics