First-principles calculation of the magnetic anisotropy energy of (Co)n/(X)m multilayers

G. H.O. Daalderop, P. J. Kelly, M. F.H. Schuurmans

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Abstract

The magnetocrystalline anisotropy energies of (Co)1/(X)2, (Co)1/(X)5, and (Co)n/(Pd)m multilayers, where X=Cu and Ag and n+m=3 or 6, have been calculated from first principles by means of the linear muffin-tin orbitals (LMTO) method in the atomic-spheres approximation using the local-spin-density approximation. The easy axes of the multilayers considered are found to be perpendicular to the multilayer plane. The magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy is calculated to be largest for (Co)1/(Pd)2 and decreases with increasing Co thickness. These predictions are in agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7270-7273
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Daalderop, G. H.O. ; Kelly, P. J. ; Schuurmans, M. F.H. / First-principles calculation of the magnetic anisotropy energy of (Co)n/(X)m multilayers. In: Physical Review B. 1990 ; Vol. 42, No. 11. pp. 7270-7273.
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First-principles calculation of the magnetic anisotropy energy of (Co)n/(X)m multilayers. / Daalderop, G. H.O.; Kelly, P. J.; Schuurmans, M. F.H.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 42, No. 11, 01.01.1990, p. 7270-7273.

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