Theoretical Magnon Dispersion Curves for Gd

Per-Anker Lindgård, B. N. Harmon, A. J. Freeman

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    The magnon dispersion curve of Gd metal has been determined from first principles by use of augmented-plane-wave energy bands and wave functions. The exchange matrix elements I(k⃗, k⃗′) between the 4f electrons and the conduction electrons from the first six energy bands were calculated under the assumption of an unscreened Coulomb interaction. The results are in good overall agreement with experiment provided the I(k⃗, k⃗′) are diminished by a constant scale factor of about 2 which may be caused by screening.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)383-386
    Publication statusPublished - 1975


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