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Title: Ab Initio study of magnetic interactions in the KCuF3 and K2CuF4 low-dimensional Systems
Author: Moreira, Ibério de Pinho Ribeiro
Illas i Riera, Francesc
Keywords: Estructura electrònica
Propietats magnètiques
Interaccions electromagnètiques
Electronic structure
Magnetic properties
Electromagnetic interactions
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: The ab initio cluster model approach has been used to study the electronic structure and magnetic coupling of KCuF3 and K2CuF4 in their various ordered polytype crystal forms. Due to a cooperative Jahn-Teller distortion these systems exhibit strong anisotropies. In particular, the magnetic properties strongly differ from those of isomorphic compounds. Hence, KCuF3 is a quasi-one-dimensional (1D) nearest neighbor Heisenberg antiferromagnet whereas K2CuF4 is the only ferromagnet among the K2MF4 series of compounds (M=Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu) behaving all as quasi-2D nearest neighbor Heisenberg systems. Different ab initio techniques are used to explore the magnetic coupling in these systems. All methods, including unrestricted Hartree-Fock, are able to explain the magnetic ordering. However, quantitative agreement with experiment is reached only when using a state-of-the-art configuration interaction approach. Finally, an analysis of the dependence of the magnetic coupling constant with respect to distortion parameters is presented.
Note: Reproducció digital del document publicat en format paper, proporcionada per PROLA i http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.60.5179
It is part of: Physical Review B, 1999, vol. 60, núm. 8, p. 5179-5185
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/10846
ISSN: 0163-1829
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