Pressure Effects on Electronic Structure and Magentism of Cu2Sb-type compound Mn2Sb

Naoshi Suzuki, Keiichi Yoshida, Masafumi Shirai, Kazuko Motizuki

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Total energy calculations by a LAPW method are carried out for paramagnetic, ferrimagneitc and antiferromagnetic states of Mn2Sb. The most stable state obtained is ferrimagnetic, which is in agreement with the observation. For the fer-rimangetic state the total energy is calculated as a function of both the lattice constants, a and c and then the linear compressibilities ka and kc, along the a- and c-axes, respectively, are evaluated. The obtained value of kc agrees quite wellwith the observed data, but the theoretical value of kais smaller by factor two than the experimental data. It is alsoshown that the rate of magnetic moment reduction by pressure is different for crystallographically inequivalent Mn sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue numberS3
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan


  • Antiferromagnetic
  • CuSb-type structure
  • Electronic band structure
  • Ferrimagnetic
  • LAPW method
  • Linear compressibility
  • MnSb


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