The magnetocrystalline anisotropy energies of X/Co (X = Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au) multilayers have been calculated using the linear muffin-tin orbitals method. The easy axes of Pd/Co, Pt/Co and Au/Co are perpendicular to the film planes, which are in good agreement with experiments.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics