First-principles-based study of transport properties of Fe thin films on Cu surfaces
College of Science
Journal of Physics Condensed Matter
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.
Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)
Kishi, T., Kasai, H., Nakanishi, H., Diño, W., & Komori, F. (2004). First-principles-based study of transport properties of Fe thin films on Cu surfaces. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 16 (48) https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/16/48/050
Nanostructured materials; Iron; Ferromagnetism; Thin films, Multilayered; Polarization (Electricity); Surfaces; Copper; Molecular beam epitaxy; Scanning tunneling microscopy