First-principles study of the magnetic and the electronic properties of Fem/Aun multilayers

Jian Tao Wang, Zhi Qiang Li, Qiang Sun, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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The magnetic properties of Fem/Aun multilayers are studied by means of the self-consistent full-potential linearized augmented-plane-wave method. It is found that the Fem/Aun multilayers have enhanced ferromagnetic moment of Fe in all calculated systems. For Fe/Aun with monolayer Fe, it possesses an enhanced moment about 2.8/% of Fe, which is almost independent of Au thickness. For Fem/Au, Fem/Aum with thick Fe layers the average moment of Fe decreases as the Fe layer thickness increases. These results are discussed in connection with recent experiments and theoretical studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar 7


  • Electronic structure
  • Multilayers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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