Title

First-principles-based study of transport properties of Fe thin films on Cu surfaces

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Physics

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source Title

Journal of Physics Condensed Matter

Volume

16

Issue

48

Publication Date

12-8-2004

Abstract

We investigate the transport properties of Fe thin films on Cu(111) based on first principles calculation. We calculate the electron current through these Fe thin films, which can be observed by using a double-tipped scanning tunnelling microscope. We find that the conductance is majority spin polarized. On the basis of the band structures for this system, we discuss the origin of these interesting transport properties.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1088/0953-8984/16/48/050

Disciplines

Physics

Keywords

Nanostructured materials; Iron; Ferromagnetism; Thin films, Multilayered; Polarization (Electricity); Surfaces; Copper; Molecular beam epitaxy; Scanning tunneling microscopy

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