Magnetic anisotropies of iron on the low index platinum surface

M. Tsujikawa, A. Hosokawa, T. Oda

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We have studied magnetic anisotropies of Fe atoms on the platinum(1 1 1) surface, employing a fully relativistic pseudopotential and planewave method. We investigated two coverages for the Fe monolayer; the full coverage and the half coverage. The effect of surface relaxation has been included. For both cases, it was found that the magnetic easy axis of system is within the surface plane. In case of the half coverage, the magnetic anisotropy energies are comparable to the value of bulk alloy and the magnetic easy axis is directed to the alignment of Fe atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2189-2191
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar


  • Fe monolayer
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Platinum surface
  • Relativistic pseudopotential
  • Spin-orbit coupling


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