Mirbt, S.3; Johansson, B.3; Skriver, Hans Lomholt2
1 Theoretical Atomic-scale Physics, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark3 Uppsala University
We have performed local spin-density calculations for an fee (100) Ag substrate covered by 1 to 16 monolayers (ML) of Pd. We find that thin films of Pd are magnetic with a moment of the order of 0.3 mu(B) except for films of 1-2 ML and 5-7 ML where magnetism is completely suppressed. We present a physically transparent explanation of this behavior in terms of the Stoner picture and magnetic quantum-well states.
Physical Review B Condensed Matter, 1996, Vol 53, Issue 20, p. 13310-13313