Oscillations of the orbital magnetic moment due to d-band quantum well states.

  title={Oscillations of the orbital magnetic moment due to d-band quantum well states.},
  author={Maciej Da̧browski and Thiago R. F. Peixoto and Mateusz Pazgan and Aimo Winkelmann and M. Cinal and Tomohiro Nakagawa and Yasumasa Takagi and Toshihiko Yokoyama and Francesco Bisio and Uwe Dr Bauer and Fikret Yildiz and Marek Przybylski and J urgen Kirschner},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={113 6},
The effect of electron confinement on the magnetocrystalline anisotropy of ultrathin bcc Fe films is explored by combining photoemission spectroscopy, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, and magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements. Pronounced thickness-dependent variations in the magnetocrystalline anisotropy are ascribed to periodic changes in the density of states at the Fermi level, induced by quantization of d(xz), d(yz) out-of-plane orbitals. Our results reveal a direct correlation between… 

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