Simulation of MBE-growth of alloy nanoclusters in a magnetic field: EMRS 2006 Symposium A: Current Trends in Nanoscience - from Materials to Applications

Mario Einax, Stefan Heinrichs, Philipp Maass, Andrzej Majhofer, Wolfgang Dieterich

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We present kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of growing nanoclusters on a weakly interacting substrate within an fcc binary alloy model. This model is designed to describe essential structural and magnetic properties of CoPt3-type clusters grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Due to a growth-induced structural anisotropy located near the cluster surface, these clusters exhibit a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in a certain temperature range of growth, in agreement with experiments. By applying an external magnetic field during the simulated growth, a clear numerical evidence for an enhanced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in these systems is found under certain growth conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1325-1327
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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