Relativistic theory of magnetoelastic coupling and magnetic surface anisotropy: Co/Cu(0 0 1)

A. B. Shick, D. L. Novikov, Arthur J Freeman

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The magnetoelastic coupling and magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE) of a Co overlayer on Cu(0 0 1) is studied employing a self-consistent relativistic spin-polarized version of the total energy full potential linearized augmented plane wave (FLAPW) method. We find a magnetostriction coefficient, λ0 0 1, which is in good agreement with a previous study based on a perturbative SOC treatment, and has a negative sign caused by a positive surface magnetoelastic anisotropy, and the substantial difference of magnetoelastic coupling coefficients for thin films, as opposed to bulk, is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1224
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998



  • Anisotropy - magnetoelastic
  • Band structure calculations
  • Magnetostriction - surface
  • Thin films - magnetic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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