Quantum-well-driven magnetism in thin films

S. Mirbt, B. Johansson, Hans Lomholt Skriver

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Abstract

We have performed local spin-density calculations for an fee (100) Ag substrate covered by 1 to 16 monolayers (ML) of Pd. We find that thin films of Pd are magnetic with a moment of the order of 0.3 mu(B) except for films of 1-2 ML and 5-7 ML where magnetism is completely suppressed. We present a physically transparent explanation of this behavior in terms of the Stoner picture and magnetic quantum-well states.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume53
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)13310-13313
ISSN2469-9950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Bibliographical note

Copyright (1996) American Physical Society.

Keywords

  • ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE
  • PALLADIUM
  • 4D
  • DENSITY
  • FERROMAGNETISM
  • PD
  • ELEMENTS
  • 3D
  • TRANSITION-METAL MONOLAYERS
  • SURFACES

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