Magnetism in systems with reduced dimensionality and chemical disorder: the local environment effects
2006 (English)In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, ISSN 0304-8853, Vol. 300, no 1, 211-215 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study influence of the local chemical environment, the so-called local environment effects, on the electronic structure and properties of magnetic systems with reduced dimensionality and chemical disorder, and show that they play a crucial role in a vicinity of magnetic instability. As a model, we consider Fe–Ni Invar. We present results obtained from ab initio calculations of the electronic structure, magnetic moments, and exchange interactions in random fcc Fe–Ni alloy, for a single monolayer alloy film on a Cu (0 0 1) substrate as well as in the bulk. We analyze the difference between the film and the bulk magnetization, which is found to be most pronounced for dilute alloys. We also analyze a sensitivity of the individual magnetic moments and effective exchange parameters to the local chemical environment of the atoms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2006. Vol. 300, no 1, 211-215 p.
Local environment effects, Invar alloys, First-principles calculations
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17428DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2005.10.065OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17428DiVA: diva2:209237