A study to investigate the possible half-metallic ferromagnetism in zinc blende CrSb and CrAs was presented. It was observed from the total-energy calculations that the ferromagnetic state is energetically favorable for both materials. The magnetic moment was evaluated to be 3 Bohr magnetons per formula unit for both materials and was found to agree well with the saturation moments estimated experimentally.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)