Reorientation transition of ultrathin ferromagnetic films

  title={Reorientation transition of ultrathin ferromagnetic films},
  author={Alfred Hucht and Klaus D. Usadel},
  journal={Physical Review B},
We demonstrate that the reorientation transition from out-of-plane to in-plane magnetization with decreasing temperature as observed experimentally in Ni films on Cu(001) can be explained on a microscopic basis. Using a combination of mean-field theory and perturbation theory, we derive an analytic expression for the temperature-dependent anisotropy. The reduced magnetization in the film surface at finite temperatures plays a crucial role for this transition as with increasing temperature the… 
Influence of magnetic fields on the spin reorientation transition in ultrathin films
Abstract The dependence of the spin reorientation transition in ultrathin ferromagnetic films on external magnetic fields is studied. For different orientations of the applied field with respect to
Noncollinear spin reorientation transition in S = 1 ferromagnetic thin films
  • M. Rybicki, I. Zasada
  • Physics
    Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal
  • 2012
An in-plane spin reorientation transition in thin ferromagnetic films is discussed in terms of the thermodynamics of inhomogeneous low-dimensional systems based on a Néel sublattices concept while
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