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Title: Itinerant magnetism in metallic CuFe2Ge2

Theoretical calculations are performed to understand the electronic structure and magnetic properties of CuFe2Ge2. The band structure reveals large electron density N(EF) at the Fermi level suggesting a strong itinerant character of magnetism. The Fermi surface is dominated by two dimensional sheet like structures, with potentially strong nesting between them. The magnetic ground state appears to be ferromagnetic along a and antiferromagnetic in other directions. The results show that CuFe2Ge2 is an antiferromagnetic metal, with similarities to the Fe-based superconductors; such as magnetism with substantial itinerant character and coupling between magnetic order and electrons at the Fermi energy.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States)
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Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-6203
Public Library of Science
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; superconductors; crystal structure; magnetism; density functional theory; ground state; magnetic properties; electron density; melting