Electronic band structures and magnetism of intermetallic Cu2Sb-type manganese compounds MnAlGe and MnGaGe

K. Motizuki, T. Korenari, M. Shirai

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Electronic band structures of intermetallic manganese compounds, MnAlGe and MnGaGe, having the Cu2Sb-type crystal structure are calculated for both the non-magnetic and ferromagnetic states by a self-consistent augmented-plane-wave (APW) method. The gross features of the dispersion curve and the density of states of MnAlGe are similar to those of MnGaGe, Mn-3d states are hybridized with Al-3p or Ga-4p states and Ge-4p states. A strong two-dimensional character has been found in the Fermi surfaces obtained for the non-magnetic and ferromagnetic bands. The calculated magnetic moments in the ferromagnetic state are in good agreement with the observed results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1923-1924
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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