Interlayer coupling at Co/Si sandwich structures

J. Enkovaara, A. Ayuela, R.M. Nieminen

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The combinations of magnetic materials with traditional semiconductors are interesting possibilities for new magnetoresistive structures. In this work the interlayer magnetic coupling in Co-Si systems has been studied. The coupling has been calculated within the density-functional theory, and it has been observed to oscillate with a spatial period of two Si layers. The electronic structure analysis indicates the formation of quantum wells within the Si spacer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16018-16022
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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