Ab initio derivation of the low-energy model for alkali-cluster-loaded sodalites

Kazuma Nakamura, Takashi Koretsune, Ryotaro Arita

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An effective low-energy model describing magnetic properties of alkali-cluster-loaded sodalites is derived by ab initio downfolding. We start with constructing an extended Hubbard model for maximally localized Wannier functions. Ab initio screened Coulomb and exchange interactions are calculated by constrained random-phase approximation. We find that the system resides in the strong-coupling regime and thus the Heisenberg model is derived as a low-energy model of the extended Hubbard model. We obtain antiferromagnetic couplings ∼O (10 K), being consistent with the experimental temperature dependence of the spin susceptibility. Importance of considering the screening effect in the derivation of the extended Hubbard model is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number174420
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 24
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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