The magnetic structure of TlCrTe2
2005 (English)In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ISSN 0925-8388, Vol. 403, no 1-2, 71-75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The magnetic structure of the antiferromagnetic layer compound TlCrTe2 has been determined by neutron powder diffraction. The magnetic moments on chromium are aligned along the c axis in the hexagonal cell and couple ferromagnetically within the sheets. Adjacent layers couple antiferromagnetically below the transition temperature of 145 K. This gives rise to a doubling of the c axis for describing the magnetic unit cell. The magnetic moment of the chromium atom is 3.39(4) μB at 10 K in line with localised 3d3 of Cr3+. Electronic structure calculations on TlCrTe2 of density–functional type (GGA) show a clear driving force for the ferromagnetic coupling in the layers and a lowering of the total energy upon magnetic ordering, the theoretical magnetic moment being in almost quantitative agreement with the experiment.
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2005. Vol. 403, no 1-2, 71-75 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-93546DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2005.05.028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-93546DiVA: diva2:167054