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Real-Space Tight-Binding LMTO Approach to Magnetic Anisotropy: Application to Nickel Films on Copper

  • D. Spišák
  • J. Hafner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 535)

Abstract

The basic ingredients of a real-space tight-binding linear-muffin-tin orbital (RS-TB-LMTO) approach to non-collinear magnetism and to torque-force calculations of the magnetic anisotropy are described. Applications to face-centered-tetragonal Ni films epitaxially grown on Cu(100) substrates are presented. The tetragonal distortion of the films is calculated using an ab-initio local-density technique, and the RS-TBLMTO method is used for calculating the magnetic anisotropy in films with up to 7 Ni monolayers. The accuracy of the approach allows for a detailed analysis of secondand fourth-order anisotropy constants.

Keywords

Magnetic Anisotropy Exchange Coupling Tetragonal Distortion Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy Exchange Splitting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Spišák
    • 1
  • J. Hafner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik and Center for Computational Materials ScienceTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria

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