Magnetic properties of embedded Rh clusters in Ni matrix

Zhi Qiang Li, Yuichi Hashi, Jing Zhi Yu, Kaoru Ohno, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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The electronic structure and magnetic properties of rhodium clusters with sizes of 1 - 43 atoms embedded in the nickel host are studied by the first-principles spin-polarized calculations within the local density functional formalism. Single Rh atom in Ni matrix is found to have magnetic moment of 0.45μB. Rh13 and Rh19 clusters in Ni matrix have lower magnetic moments compared with the free ones. The most interesting finding is that Rh43 cluster, which is bulk-like nonmagnetic in vacuum, becomes ferromagnetic when embedded in the nickel host.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-540
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1995 Apr 171995 Apr 20


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