Slater-Pauling behavior in LiMgPdSn-type multifunctional quaternary Heusler materials: Half-metallicity, spin-gapless and magnetic semiconductors


ÖZDOĞAN K. , SASIOGLU E., Galanakis I.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.113, no.19, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4805063
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Abstract

We employ ab-initio electronic structure calculations to study 60 LiMgPdSn-type (also known as LiMgPdSb-type) quaternary Heusler compounds. All compounds obey the Slater-Pauling rule with diverse electronic and magnetic properties. 41 compounds are found to be half-metals, 8 spin-gapless semiconductors, and 9 semiconductors. CoVTiAl and CrVTiAl compounds are identified as ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic semiconductors, respectively, with large energy gaps in both spin directions. All magnetic compounds are expected to have high Curie temperatures making them suitable for spintronics/magnetoelectronics applications. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.