Ab-initio Study of Physical Properties of MgO/FeOx/Fe(001) Interfaces

Jinwoo Park, Byung Deok Yu, Young Rok Jang

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The effects of partially oxidized interfacial FeOx layers on the physical properties of MgO/FeOx/Fe(001) (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1) were studied using ab-initio calculations. The free energy calculations as a function of the O chemical potential ΔμO showed that the formation of the interfaces occurred in the order of p(1×1) MgO/Fe(001) (in the Mg-rich limit) → p(2×2) MgO/FeO0.25/Fe(001) → c(2×2) MgO/FeO0.5/Fe(001) → p(2×2) MgO/FeO0.75/Fe(001) → p(1×1) MgO/FeO/Fe(001) (in the O-rich limit) with increasing ΔμO. The electronic structures, the work functions, and the electron rearrangements for MgO/FeOx/Fe(001) interfaces were also investigated. These results indicate that the O contents x of FeOx at the interfaces between MgO and Fe can significantly affect the physical properties of the MgO/FeOx/Fe(001) interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • Ab-initio simulations
  • Interfacial properties
  • MgO/FeO/Fe(001) interfaces


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