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Calculated spin density in Pt-supported nanowires of Co atoms reveal
the existence of induced magnetic moments in the substrate

Our theoretical investigations are based on the calculations of the electronic structure within the framework of the density functional theory. Our prime interest represents the magnetic properties of technologically interesting materials. In collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute, from Stuttgart, Germany we have developed a method for the calculation of linear and non-linear magneto-elastic coefficients and interpreted the corresponding experiments on thin magnetic films. Recently, we investigated the theoretical aspects of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), which is a powerful technique for the determination of particular spin and orbital magnetic moments. Among the latest achievements is the study of magnetism in one-dimensional monatomic nanowires and effects of the reduced dimensionality on the validity of the XMCD sum rules.


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