An extensive study of the magnetic moment and of the magnetic anisotropy of a Co monolayer on a Cu(100) substrate capped by an additional (Formula presented), (Formula presented) or (Formula presented) monolayer is presented in terms of first-principles calculations. While for the magnetic moment of the Co and the cap layer systematic trends can be traced that seem to be consistent with the Stoner model, the dependence of the magnetic anisotropy energy on the type of overlayer is found to be less straightforward. However, in some selected cases a correlation of the magnetic anisotropy with the specific features in the electronic structure of the Co and the cap layer can be pinpointed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics