Electronic structure and magnetic properties of Cr/Sn multilayers

Sanghamitra Mukhopadhyay*, G. P. Das, S. K. Ghosh, Amitesh Paul, Ajay Gupta

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Abstract

Electronic structure and magnetic properties of Cr/Sn metallic multilayers have been investigated using spin-polarized first principles tight-binding linear muffin-tin orbital (TB-LMTO) method within atomic sphere approximation (ASA). Calculations for an Fe/Cr multilayer have also been done for comparison. The experimentally observed reduced magnetic moment of thin Cr layer sandwiched between Sn or Fe layers has been explained from our band structure calculations. For Cr/Sn multilayer, self-consistent calculations have been done to determine the lattice relaxation for growth of multiple layers of Cr over one monolayer of Sn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-326
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume246
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • First-principle calculation
  • Multilayer
  • TB-LMTO method

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