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Compressive Surface Stress in Magnetic Transition Metals
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
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2011 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 106, no 5, 057202- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Because of the increased electron density within the surface layer, metal surfaces are generally expected to have tensile surface stress. Here, using first-principles density functional calculations, we demonstrate that in magnetic 3d metals surface magnetism can alter this commonly accepted picture. We find that the thermodynamically stable surfaces of chromium and manganese possess compressive surface stress. The revealed negative surface stress is shown to be ascribed to the enhanced magnetic moments within the surface layer relative to the bulk values.

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2011. Vol. 106, no 5, 057202- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30935DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.057202ISI: 000286878500011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79551588825OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-30935DiVA: diva2:407269
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Available from: 2011-03-30 Created: 2011-03-07 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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