Violation of Hund's third rule in structurally disordered ferromagnets
2011 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 84, no 2, 024411- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
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2011. Vol. 84, no 2, 024411- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-156625DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.024411ISI: 000292510800008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-156625DiVA: diva2:432780