Violation of Hund's third rule in structurally disordered ferromagnets

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Kapaklis V., Korelis P. T., Hjorvarsson B., Vlachos A., Galanakis I., Poulopoulos P., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol.84, no.2, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevb.84.024411
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Violation of Hund's third rule caused by structural disorder is observed for the induced magnetic moment of Zr, using x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. The induced spin and orbital magnetic moments are antiparallel in the crystalline state, but parallel in an amorphous state of the investigated Co- and Fe-based materials. First-principles calculations are used to provide physical insight into the dependency of the spin-orbit coupling on the interatomic distance and coordination number.