Ground State Results of Ferromagnetic Monolayers

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


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.


Local Magnetic Moment Local Spin Density Approximation Late Transition Metal Small Magnetic Moment Transition Metal Series 
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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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