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Magnetic properties of Fe/Co(001) superlattices from first-principles theory
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2006 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 74, no 17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The magnetic properties of Fe/Co(001) superlattices have been studied using fully-relativistic first-principles theories. The average magnetic moment shows a behavior similar to bulk Fe-Co alloys, i.e., an enhanced magnetic moment for low Co concentrations, as described by the Slater-Pauling curve. The maximum of the magnetization curve, however, is lowered and shifted towards the Fe-rich compositions. The increased average magnetic moment for the Fe-rich superlattices, compared to bulk Fe, is due to an enhancement of the Fe spin moment close to the Fe-Co interface. The orbital moments were found to be of the same size as in bulk. The effect of interface roughness on the magnetic properties was investigated, and it was found that-despite local fluctuations due to the varying coordination-the average magnetic moment is only slightly affected. From a mapping of first-principles interactions onto the screened generalized perturbation method, we calculate the temperatures for when Fe/Co superlattices break up into an alloy configuration. Furthermore, the tetragonal distortion of the superlattice structure was found to only have a minor effect on the magnetic moments. Also, the calculated easy axis of magnetization is in the film plane for all compositions studied. It lies along the [100] direction for Fe-rich superlattices and along the [110] direction for Co-rich compositions. The transition of the easy axis occurs around a Co concentration of 50%.

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2006. Vol. 74, no 17
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brillouin-zone integrations, bcc co/fe superlattices, metallic multilayers, epitaxial-growth, 3d impurities, co, alloys, ni, anisotropy, fe
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16161DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.174409ISI: 000242409000080Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33750864260OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-16161DiVA: diva2:334203
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QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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