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Surface magnetic canting in a nonuniform film



M G. Pini, A Retlori, David P. Pappas, A. V. Anisimov, Alexander Popov


The zero temperature equilibrium configuration of a nonuniform system made of a ferromagnetic (FM) monolayer on top of a semi-infinite FM film is calculated using a nonlinear mapping formulation of mean-field theory, where the surface is taken into account via an appropriate boundary condition. The analytical criterion for the existence of surface magnetic canting, previously obtained by Popov and Pappas, is also recovered.
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials


magnetic thin films, spin canting, surface magnetism


Pini, M. , Retlori, A. , Pappas, D. , Anisimov, A. and Popov, A. (2004), Surface magnetic canting in a nonuniform film, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created December 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021