Magnetism and clustering in Cr-doped InN

A. Belabbes*, A. Zaoui, M. Ferhat

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Density functional theory was applied to study the electronic and magnetic coupling of Cr-doped InN, in which magnetic configurations have been investigated. We found that the calculated ferromagnetic stabilizing energy is strongly linked to the Cr-Cr distance. The local magnetic moment of Cr is 2.3μB, and it weakly depends on the Cr-Cr distance. The coupling between the Cr d and the N p states is found to be the origin of ferromagnetism in the InCrN system. The generalized gradient approximation-1/2 correction procedure increases the polarization of InCrN, making this system a robust half-metallic ferromagnetic alloy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number242509
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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