Magnetic properties of nanoscale Fe clusters in Cu

Zhi Qiang Li, Yuichi Hashi, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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The magnetic and electronic properties of fee Fe clusters embedded in a Cu matrix are studied by the first-principles spin-polarized calculations within the local density functional formalism. A single Fe atom in a Cu host is found to have a magnetic moment of 3.05 μB. Small Fen clusters (n ≤ 13) in Cu exhibit high-moment ferromagnetic coupling, while larger clusters (n ≥ 13) in Cu show low-moment antiferromagnetic coupling. The magnetic properties of embedded fee Fe clusters in Cu have some features in common with nanoscale fee Fe/Cu(100) films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar


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