Ab initio electron theory for magnetism in Fe: Pressure dependence of spin-wave energies, exchange parameters, and Curie temperature
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Citation:Moran, S., Ederer, C., Fahnle, M. 'Ab initio electron theory for magnetism in Fe: Pressure dependence of spin-wave energies, exchange parameters, and Curie temperature' in Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 67, (1), 2003, pp 124071 - 124074
The spin-wave spectra for bcc Fe at various lattice constants are calculated by the ab initio density functional electron theory for various lattice constants, and the exchange parameters of a Heisenberg model are determined from the data. The spin-wave energies increase with decreasing lattice constant, and the behavior of the exchange parameters can by no means be described by the Bethe-Slater curve for an effective nearest-neighbor Heisenberg model. From the spin-wave frequencies the pressure dependence of the Curie temperature is derived in mean-field and random-phase approximation, yielding ?TcMF/?p?1.6 K/kbar and ?TcRPA/?p ?1.8 K/kbar, in contrast to the experimental result ?Tc/?p?0. Possible reasons for this discrepancy are discussed.
Publisher:American Physical Society
Series/Report no:Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics