Electronic structure and magnetism of CuNi coherent modulated structures

T. Jarlborg, A. J. Freeman

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The electronic and magnetic properties of a coherent modulated structure consisting of three atomic layers each of Cu and Ni perpendicular to [111] were determined from ab initio self-consistent spin-polarized energy-band calculations. We predict a substantial reduction in spin magnetization and contact hyperfine fields Hn at the Ni layers (in contrast with enhancements reported earlier from ferromagnetic resonance measurements), charge (0.1e-) and spin (∼0.01μB) transfer to the Cu sites, and large Hn at the Cu nuclei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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