The current state-of-the-art of ab-initio calculations of the magnetic structures of surfaces and interfaces is highlighted by presenting results obtained with the recently developed full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method for thin films. In particular, spin density maps, (induced) magnetic moments and hyperfine-fields are presented for the clean metal surfaces Fe(001), Ni(001) and Pt(001). The magnetic moments on an interface are discussed for the prototypical case Ni/Cu.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics