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Magnetism in metallic multilayered systems using ab-initio electronic structure calculations and spin dynamics

Grant number: 18/08138-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Helena Maria Petrilli
Grantee:Pamela Costa Carvalho
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50869-6 - INCT 2014: on Organic Electronics, AP.TEM


The project is inserted in the study of new emerging phenomena in Materials Physics that result from the reduction of dimensionality. Special emphasis will be given to the magnetism in nano-structured systems, being mainly directed to propose new magnetic recording devices based on the movement of domain-walls. Computer simulations will be performed with state-of- the-art approaches for first principles calculations (using Quantum Mechanics) and spin dynamics (using Statistical Mechanics). In special, the combination of electronic structure calculations within the Kohn-Sham scheme for the Density Functional Theory (DFT), using the Real-Space- Linear-Muffin-Tin-Orbital in the Atomic-Sphere-Approximation (RS-LMTO-ASA) method, and spin dynamics calculations, using the Uppsala Atomistic Spin Dynamics (UppASD) code,will constitute the theoretical tools of the work. As an initial system, Co/Irn/Pt (111) (n = 0, 1, &, 6) multilayers will be studied. At a later stage, with the acquired experience, other similar multilayers, such as Ni/Irn/Pt(111) and Co/Run/Pt(111), will be investigated. (AU)

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