A First-Principles Theory of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy in Metals—Prediction of a Flip in the Easy Axis of Magnetization

Strange, Paul and Staunton, Julie and Ebert, H. (1989) A First-Principles Theory of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy in Metals—Prediction of a Flip in the Easy Axis of Magnetization. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 9 (2). pp. 169-174. ISSN 0295-5075. E-ISSN 1286-4854. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/9/2/013) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

A first-principles theory of magnetocrystalline anisotropy in metals based on a relativistic spin-polarized multiple scattering theory is discussed. The theory is illustrated with a calculation of the anisotropy of iron on a tetragonal lattice. It is shown that the theory predicts a flip in the easy axis of magnetization as a function of axial ratio. The mechanism for this is investigated. Numerical difficulties involved in this calculation are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC176 Solid state physics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Strange
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 15:27 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2016 10:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58751 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Strange, Paul: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5818-8032
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