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Title: Search For a Consistent Mean-Field Treatment of Magnetic Properties of Yittrium-Cobalt-5 Under Moderate Hydrostatic Stress

We explore the use of particular variants of DFT + U and DFT + orbital polarization (OP) to calculate the electronic structure and magnetic properties of YCo5 under hydrostatic pressures up to 600 kbar. While the speci c DFT + U (with U= 0.75 eV) and DFT + OP schemes we employ produce magneto-crystalline anisotropy energies for YCo5 in good agreement with experiments performed in ambient conditions, our DFT + U results are shown to greatly overestimate the pressure at which a high-spin to low-spin (HS-LS) transition is known to occur. In contrast, our DFT + OP results predict the HS-LS transition to occur at the same stress as DFT, and in better agreement with experiment. This sensitivity suggests that care should be taken when attempting to model magnetic properties with self-interaction and/or correlation corrections to DFT for this and related materials, and highlights the usefulness of moderate pressure as an additional parameter to vary when discriminating between candidate theoretical schemes.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1239177
Report Number(s):
LLNL--TR-678582
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY