Theoretical study on anti-site defects in half-metallic zinc-blende ferromagnets

M. Shirai, M. Seike, K. Sato, H. Katayama-Yoshida

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Effects of anti-site defects in a half-metallic ferromagnet, zinc-blende CrAs, on its electronic and magnetic properties are studied theoretically based on the first-principles band-structure calculations. The magnetic moment of the anti-site Cr atom is coupled anti-ferromagnetically with that of the Cr atom at the ordinary-site, while the ferromagnetic coupling between the Cr moments at the ordinary-sites is robust against the formation of the anti-site defects. The formation of the impurity-bands in the energy gap of the minority-spin states degrades the degree of the spin-polarization at the Fermi-level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-345
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


  • Anti-site defect
  • First principles calculation
  • Half-metal
  • Zinc-blende CrAs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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