Controlling Magnetism of a Complex Metallic System Using Atomic Individualism

TitleControlling Magnetism of a Complex Metallic System Using Atomic Individualism
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMudryk Y, Paudyal D, Pecharsky VK, Gschneidner KA, Misra S, Miller GJ
Journal TitlePhysical Review Letters
Volume105
Pages066401
Date Published8/2
ISBN Number0031-9007
Accession NumberISI:000280488200007
Keywordselectronic-structure, thermodynamics
Abstract

When the complexity of a metallic compound reaches a certain level, a specific location in the structure may be critically responsible for a given fundamental property of a material while other locations may not play as much of a role in determining such a property. The first-principles theory has pinpointed a critical location in the framework of a complex intermetallic compound-Gd5Ge4-that resulted in a controlled alteration of the magnetism of this compound using precise chemical tools.

URL<Go to ISI>://000280488200007
DOI10.1103/Physrevlett.105.066401