Theoretical Study on the Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy of X/Co (X = Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au) Multilayers

Kentaro Kyuno, Ryoichi Yamamoto, Setsuro Asano

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Abstract

The magnetocrystalline anisotropy energies of X(2ML)/Co(lML) (ML: monolayer) (X=Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au) multilayers have been calculated from first principles within the local-spin-density approximation using the linear muffin-tin Orbitals method. The easy axis of Pd/Co, Pt/Co and Au/Co are found to be perpendicular to the film plane, which are in good agreement with experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2099-2103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Feb

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