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Title: Borderline Magnetism: How Adding Mg to Paramagnetic Ce Co 3 Makes a 450-K Ferromagnet with Large Magnetic Anisotropy

A recent experimental study [Phys. Rev. Appl. 9, 024023 (2018)] on paramagnetic CeCo 3 finds that magnesium alloying induces a ferromagnetic transition with intrinsic properties large enough for permanent magnet applications. Here we explain these surprising results via a first-principles study of the electronic structure and magnetism of magnesium-alloyed CeCo 3. We find the origin of this magnesium-induced ferromagnetic transition to be Stoner physics—the substantial increase in the Fermi-level density of states N(E F) with Mg alloying. Here, our calculations suggest that both Ce and Co atoms are likely to be important for generating large magnetic anisotropy suggesting the viability of Co-3d and Ce-4f interaction for the generation of magnetic anisotropy in magnetic materials. These results offer a route to the discovery of ferromagnetic materials and provide fundamental insight into the magnetic properties of these alloys.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1471925
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1471445