High spin polarization in all-3d-metallic Heusler compounds: the case of Fe(2)CrZ and Co(2)CrZ (Z = Sc, Ti, V)

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ÖZDOĞAN K., Maznichenko I., Ostanin S., Sasioglu E., Ernst A., Mertig I., ...More

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.52, no.20, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1361-6463/ab0802
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Heusler compounds, magnetic materials, first-principles calculations, intermetallic compounds, BAND-STRUCTURE, ALLOYS, APPROXIMATION, COMBINATORIAL
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Employing ab initio electronic structure calculations, we study a new class of magnetic Heusler compounds, which consist only of 3d transition metal atoms, namely, Fe(2)CrZ and Co(2)CrZ, where Z is an early 3d-metal, such as Sc, Ti or V. Although these compounds show a pseudogap and high spin polarization at the Fermi level, the so-called Slater-Pauling rule is not applicable to them. Co2CrTi and Co2CrV compounds present robust magnetic properties due to the short range magnetic exchange interactions and, thus, relatively high values of Curie temperature far above the room temperature. Moreover, these two compounds keep their magnetic properties upon B2 disorder that makes them very promising materials for spintronic and magnetoelectronic applications.