Critical Behavior in Magnetic Superlattices
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Based on the effective field theory with correlations, the critical behavior of a magnetic superlattice consisting of two different ferromagnets is examined. A simple cubic Ising model with nearest-neighbor coupling is assumed. It is found that there exists a critical value for the interface exchange coupling above which the interface magnetism appears. The critical temperature of the superlattice is studied as a function of the thickness of the constituents in a unit cell and of the exchange coupling energies in each material. A phase diagram is also given.