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Keywords:

  • Lattice summation;
  • Dipole interaction;
  • Demagnetizing energy

Abstract

We have generalized a method for the rapid evaluation of oscillating lattice sums for layered geometries, based on the Ewald's summation technique. Different types of long range interactions as well as different lattice symmetries can be considered, in particular modulated magnetic structures, periodic domain patterns, or periodic lattice distortions. As examples the demagnetizing energies for different thin films systems and magnetic excitations in a single atomic layer are calculated.