Half-metallic ferromagnetism in zinc-blende CrBi and the stability of the half-metallicity of zinc-blende CrM (M = P, As, Sb, Bi)

Ming Zhang*, Haining Hu, Guodong Liu, Yuting Cui, Zhuhong Liu, Jianli Wang, Guangheng Wu, Xixiang Zhang, Liqin Yan, Heyan Liu, Fanbin Meng, Jingping Qu, Yangxian Li

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Abstract

First-principles calculations within density-functional theory are used to investigate zinc-blende-structured CrBi. Our calculation predicts ZB-type CrBi to be a true half-metallic ferromagnet with a magnetic moment of 3 μ B per formula. Its half-metallicity can be maintained over a relatively wide range of lattice constant (from -8 to 8%). The trends with varying lattice constant for the ZB-type half-metallic system CrM (M = P, As, Sb, Bi) are also studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5017-5024
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume15
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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