Electronic and magnetic properties of embedded Rh clusters in Ni matrix

Zhi Qiang Li, Yuichi Hashi, Jing Zhi Yui, K. Ohno, Y. Kawazoe

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The electronic structure and magnetic properties of rhodium clusters with sizes of one to 43 atoms embedded in a nickel host are studied by first-principles spin-polarized calculations within the local density functional formalism. A single Rh atom in Ni matrix is found to have a magnetic moment of 0.45 mu B. Rh13 and Rh19 clusters in Ni matrix have lower magnetic moments compared with the free ones. The most interesting finding is that Rh43 cluster, which is bulk-like and non-magnetic in vacuum, becomes ferromagnetic when embedded in the nickel host.

Original languageEnglish
Article number009
Pages (from-to)7367-7372
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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