Ground State Results of Ferromagnetic Monolayers

  • Stefan Blügel
Part of the NATO ASI Science book series (NSSB, volume 300)

Abstract

The investigation of ultrathin magnetic films constitutes a quickly developing field in science. Diverse methods are used to prepare them and a wide, flexible, and novel set of experimental techniques is used for the measurements1. A variety of these artifical materials has been studied. Among them are magnetic ultrathin 3d transition metal films stabilized on various non-magnetic substrates2. They call be grown on single crystals epitaxially in a layer by layer mode. These overlayers represent realizations of weIl characterized two-dimensional (2D) itinerant magnets for which a direct comparison with theoretical predictions becomes possible. In these systems the electronic and magnetic structure, the magneto-crystalline anisotropy energy, the magnetic phase transition and micromagnetism are significantly different from bulk systems.

Keywords

Anisotropy Parkin Ferro Controles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Blügel
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  1. 1.Institut für Festkörperforschung des Forschungszentrums JülichJülichFederal Republic of Germany

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