On the spin-wave theory of thin ferromagnetic films

V. Yu Irkhin, A. A. Katanin, M. I. Katsnelson

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The magnetic properties of ferromagnetic films have been investigated within a modified spin-wave theory. The non-uniform magnetization distribution is calculated, and the Curie temperature demonstrates a sharp decrease with decreasing L. The case of very thin films (few atomic layers) is considered within a self-consistent approach. In this case dynamic and kinematic interactions of magnons turn out to be important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-76
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Curie temperature
  • Magnetization distribution
  • Spin-wave theory
  • Thin films - ferromagnetics


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