Fermi-surface effect on magnetic interlayer coupling
2004 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 70, no 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The oscillating magnetic interlayer coupling of Fe over spacer layers consisting of CuxPdt-x alloys is investigated by first principles density functional theory. The amplitude, period, and phase of the coupling, as well as the disorder-induced decay, are analyzed in detail and the consistency to the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yoshida theory is discussed. An effect of the Fermi surface nesting strength on the amplitude is established from first principles calculations. An unexpected variation of the phase and disorder-induced decay is obtained and the results are discussed in terms of asymptotics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 70, no 6
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45669DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.70.064408OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-45669DiVA: diva2:266565