Niklasson, A.M.N.3; Mirbt, S.3; Skriver, Hans Lomholt2; Johansson, B.3
1 Theoretical Atomic-scale Physics, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark3 Uppsala University
We have used a first-principles Green's-function technique to investigate the magnetic properties of thin films of Rh, Pd, and Pt deposited on a fee Ag (001) substrate. We find that the magnetic moment of the film is periodically suppressed and enhanced as a function of film thickness. The phenomenon is explained in terms of quantum-well states moving through the Fermi level with increasing film thickness.
Physical Review B Condensed Matter, 1997, Vol 56, Issue 6, p. 3276-3280