Surface magnetoelectric effect in ferromagnetic metal films

Chun Gang Duan, Julian P. Velev, R. F. Sabirianov, Ziqiang Zhu, Junhao Chu, S. S. Jaswal, E. Y. Tsymbal

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A surface magnetoelectric effect is revealed by density-functional calculations that are applied to ferromagnetic Fe(001), Ni(001), and Co(0001) films in the presence of an external electric field. The effect originates from spin-dependent screening of the electric field which leads to notable changes in the surface magnetization and the surface magnetocrystalline anisotropy. These results are of considerable interest in the area of electrically controlled magnetism and magnetoelectric phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number137201
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 22 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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