Magnetism in ultrathin Pt films formed on MgO(001) surfaces: An Ab-initio study

Lan Hee Yang, Jinwoo Park, B. D. Yu, Young Rok Jang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


Ab-initio electronic-structure calculations have been performed to investigate the adsorption structures, the energetics, and the electronic structures of a Pt monolayer (ML) deposited on a MgO(001) surface. Our calculations for a 1-ML Pt/MgO(001) structure show that the Pt atoms highly prefer to bind on the oxygen sites of the MgO(001) surfaces. Also examined were the electronic properties of 1-ML Pt/MgO(001). Interestingly, the oxide-supported ultrathin 1-ML Pt film was predicted to be ferromagnetic with a magnetic moment of 0.89 Bohr magnetons. In addition, the origin of the unusual magnetism in 1-ML Pt/MgO(001) was discussed in comparison with calculations for a freestanding Pt monolayer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-795
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2010


  • Adsorption structures
  • Ferromagnetism
  • MgO(001) surfaces
  • Pt monolayer


Dive into the research topics of 'Magnetism in ultrathin Pt films formed on MgO(001) surfaces: An Ab-initio study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this