Coordination-dependence of hyperfine interactions at impurities on fcc metal surfaces. II. Magnetic hyperfine field

Bellini V., Cottenier S., ÇAKMAK M., Manghi F., Rots M.

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol.70, no.15, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevb.70.155419
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


We present a comparison between ab initio calculations and a high-quality experimental data set (1990-2002) of magnetic hyperfine fields of Cd at different sites on Ni surfaces. The experimentally observed parabolic coordination number dependence of this hyperfine field is verified as a general trend, but we demonstrate that individual cases can significantly deviate from it. It is shown that the hyperfine fields of other 5sp impurities at Ni surfaces have their own, typical coordination number dependence. A microscopic explanation for the different dependencies is given in terms of the details of the s-DOS near the Fermi level.