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Total energy calculations for systems with magnetic and chemical disorder
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Department of Neutron Research, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Applied Material Physics, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2006 (English)In: Computational materials science, ISSN 0927-0256, E-ISSN 1879-0801, Vol. 35, no 1, 1-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The accuracy of the exact muffin-tin orbitals method combined with the coherent potential approximation (EMTO-CPA) for total energy calculations for systems with magnetic and chemical disorder, which is present simultaneously, is investigated. The mixing enthalpy of ordered, as well as disordered FeCo, FeNi, and FeCu equiatomic ferromagnetic alloys is calculated with the EMTO-CPA method and with the full-potential projector augmented wave (PAW) method. The results are compared and found to be in excellent agreement with each other. The EMTO-CPA method, in combination with disordered local moment model, is then applied to calculate the mixing enthalpy of the random paramagnetic face-centered cubic (fcc) FeCo alloy, as well as body-centered cubic (bcc) FeCr and FeV alloys over the whole concentration range. The results are compared with experimental data and a very good agreement is found again.

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2006. Vol. 35, no 1, 1-5 p.
Keyword [en]
Exact muffin-tin orbitals method; Coherent potential approximation; Mixing energies; Local moments disorder
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14271DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2005.04.001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14271DiVA: diva2:23065
Available from: 2007-02-01 Created: 2007-02-01 Last updated: 2017-12-13
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1. Development and application of Muffin-Tin Orbital based Green’s function techniques to systems with magnetic and chemical disorder
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2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Accurate electronic structure calculations are becoming more and more important because of the increasing need for information about systems which are hard to perform experiments on. Databases compiled from theoretical results are also being used more than ever for applications, and the reliability of the theoretical methods are of utmost importance. In this thesis, the present limits on theoretical alloy calculations are investigated and improvements on the methods are presented.

A short introduction to electronic structure theory is included as well as a chapter on Density Functional Theory, which is the underlying method behind all calculations presented in the accompanying papers. Multiple Scattering Theory is also discussed, both in more general terms as well as how it is used in the methods employed to solve the electronic structure problem. One of the methods, the Exact Muffin-Tin Orbital method, is described extensively, with special emphasis on the slope matrix, which energy dependence is investigated together with possible ways to parameterize this dependence.

Furthermore, a chapter which discusses different ways to perform calculations for disordered systems is presented, including a description of the Coherent Potential Approximation and the Screened Generalized Perturbation Method. A comparison between the Exact Muffin-Tin Orbital method and the Projector Augmented-Wave method in the case of systems exhibiting both compositional and magnetic disordered is included as well as a case study of the MoRu alloy, where the theoretical and experimental discrepancies are discussed.

The thesis is concluded with a short discussion on magnetism, with emphasis on its computational aspects. I further discuss a generalized Heisenberg model and its applications, especially to fcc Fe, and also present an investigation of the competing magnetic structures of FeNi alloys at different concentrations, where both collinear and non-collinear magnetic structures are included. For Invar-concentrations, a spin-flip transition is found and discussed. Lastly, I discuss so-called quantum corrals and possible ways of calculating properties, especially non-collinear magnetism, of such systems within perturbation theory using the force theorem and the Lloyd’s formula.

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Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi, 2006
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Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1063
Keyword
Mathematical physics, Theoretical Physics, Muffin-Tin Orbital method, Calculations, Magnetism, Lloyd’s formula
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Other Physics Topics
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-8231 (URN)91-85643-28-9 (ISBN)
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2006-12-15, Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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