Thursday, 24 March, 2011
Interplay of the Kondo Effect and Spin-Polarized Transport in Magnetic Molecules, Adatoms, and Quantum Dots
M. Misiorny, I. Weymann, and J. Barna -
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 106, 126602 (2011)
We study the interplay of the Kondo effect and spin-polarized tunneling in a class of systems exhibiting uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. Using the numerical renormalization group method we calculate the spectral functions and linear conductance in the Kondo regime. We show that the exchange coupling between conducting electrons and localized magnetic core generally leads to suppression of the Kondo effect. We also predict a nontrivial dependence of the tunnel magnetoresistance on the strength of exchange coupling and on the anisotropy constant.