A first-principles study of magnetic properties of Zn0.94Mg0.01Mn0.050

Duru I., Özuğurlu E. , Arda L.

Materials Research Express, vol.6, no.12, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/2053-1591/ab63f6
  • Title of Journal : Materials Research Express


©2020 IOP Publishing Ltd.The structural and magnetic properties ofMg/Mn-doped ZnO were investigated by the firstprinciples study and Monte Carlo methods (MCs). Applying magnetic force theorem (MFT) and using Kohn-Sham orbitals in the GGA-PBE scheme, the exchange coupling parameters (J) were calculated to figure out the magnetic interactions between atomic sites. Mn-Mg volume clustered (C1) ferromagnetic (FM) state was preferred; herewith, the calculated magnetic moment ofMnwas 4.19μB andMghas the highest moment value when clustered withMnions. NearestMnions interacted antiferromagnetic (AFM) despite the increasing distance lead them to be in FM. However,AFM/FM wasoriginated from the p-d hybridization, superexchange interaction and direct exchange between distantMnions. In addition, the Curie temperature (Tc) was calculated as 311K using averaged magnetization and magnetic susceptibility via MC.