Quantum-well-induced ferromagnetism in thin films

A.M.N. Niklasson, S. Mirbt, Hans Lomholt Skriver, B. Johansson

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Abstract

We have used a first-principles Green's-function technique to investigate the magnetic properties of thin films of Rh, Pd, and Pt deposited on a fee Ag (001) substrate. We find that the magnetic moment of the film is periodically suppressed and enhanced as a function of film thickness. The phenomenon is explained in terms of quantum-well states moving through the Fermi level with increasing film thickness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume56
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)3276-3280
ISSN2469-9950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Copyright (1997) by the American Physical Society.

Keywords

  • MAGNETISM
  • STATES
  • RH
  • RU
  • 4D
  • METAL OVERLAYERS
  • PD
  • SURFACES
  • GREEN-FUNCTION
  • SUBSTRATE

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