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Abstract

Local spin density calculations are reported for the ferromagnetic rare earth metals Gd and Tb using the relativistic first principles "linear muffin tin orbital" method in the atomic sphere approximation. A method is used which treats the localised 4f and the conduction electron spin magnetism simultaneously. The 4f magnetic moments are obtained from the Russel-Saunders scheme, but the radial 4f spin density is a part of the self-consistent density-functional calculations. The calculated conduction electron moment for Gd is presented and is in very good agreement with the measured value. The calculated de Haas-van Alphen frequencies are also in agreement with available data.

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Authors: AHUJA R, Uppsala University, Department of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory Group (SE);AULUCK S, Uppsala University, Department of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory Group (SE);JOHANSSON B, Uppsala University, Department of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory Group (SE);BROOKS M S S, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physical Review B, Vol. 50 (1994) No. 8, pp. 5147-5154
Record Number: 199510061 / Last updated on: 1995-01-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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