Phase transitions of a spin-one alternating magnetic superlattice
INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Padova,
Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Published online: 15 September 2001
We examine the critical behavior of a magnetic superlattice which made up of two magnetic materials, A and B. Using the effective field theory with a probability distribution technique that accounts for the single-site spin correlation, we derive the analytical equation for the Curie temperature of the superlattice which alternates as ABAB...AB. The dependence of the Curie temperature on the interface coupling strength Jab and the layer number of the finite superlattice was calculated. The effects of the surface modification are also studied.
PACS: 77.80.Bh – Phase transitions and Curie point / 75.70.Cn – Interfacial magnetic properties (multilayers, superlattices)
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2001