Anisotropic exchange

R. Skomski, A. Kashyap, J. Zhou, D. J. Sellmyer

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Abstract

The origin and physical nature anisotropic exchange interactions is investigated. Emphasis is on nonrelativistic exchange anisotropies, as encountered, for example, in intermetallics with layered crystal structures. The summation of site-resolved exchange interactions is analyzed, and it is shown that Ruderman-Kittel-type long-range exchange yield converging exchange-stiffness expressions down to atomic length scales. In general, the resulting exchange stiffness is anisotropic, even if the interaction is mediated by an isotropic free electron gas. The determination of the mean-field Curie temperature from pair-exchange interactions requires the diagonalization of an interaction matrix, as opposed to simple site averaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10B302
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume97
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2005

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interactions
stiffness
free electrons
intermetallics
electron gas
Curie temperature
anisotropy
crystal structure
matrices

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Anisotropic exchange. / Skomski, R.; Kashyap, A.; Zhou, J.; Sellmyer, D. J.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 97, No. 10, 10B302, 15.05.2005.

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Skomski, R, Kashyap, A, Zhou, J & Sellmyer, DJ 2005, 'Anisotropic exchange', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 97, no. 10, 10B302. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1850401
Skomski R, Kashyap A, Zhou J, Sellmyer DJ. Anisotropic exchange. Journal of Applied Physics. 2005 May 15;97(10). 10B302. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1850401
Skomski, R. ; Kashyap, A. ; Zhou, J. ; Sellmyer, D. J. / Anisotropic exchange. In: Journal of Applied Physics. 2005 ; Vol. 97, No. 10.
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