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|Title:||The Role of Transition Metal Impurities and Oxygen Vacancies in the Formation of Ferromagnetism in Co-doped TiO2|
|Authors:||Anisimov, V. I.|
Korotin, M. A.
Nekrasov, I. A.
Mylnikova, A. S.
Lukoyanov, A. V.
Wang, J. L.
|Citation:||The Role of Transition Metal Impurities and Oxygen Vacancies in the Formation of Ferromagnetism in Co-doped TiO2 / V. I. Anisimov, M. A. Korotin, I. A. Nekrasov et al. — DOI 10.14258/TURCZANINOWIA.24.2.18 // Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. — 2006. — Vol. 18. — Iss. 5. — P. 1695-1704.|
|Abstract:||We have investigated the role of transition metal impurities and oxygen vacancies in the formation of ferromagnetism in Co-doped TiO2 using the LSDA +U approach which takes into account strong on-site Coulomb correlations for electronic structure calculations. Several model supercells of rutile TiO2, with a Co2+ ion in high-spin state substituted into the titanium site and with oxygen vacancies, were considered. We found that the exchange interaction of Co magnetic ions is ferromagnetic, but very weak due to the large average impurity-impurity distance. However, it becomes three times stronger when there is a magnetic vacancy nearby. The magnetic moment values are 3 μB for Co2+ and -1 μB for vacancy. Our investigation showed that the exchange interaction energy of Co and vacancy moments varies from 330 to 40 meV depending on the distance between them in the supercell. We assume that the strong interaction between Co and vacancy moments should be taken into account to explain the high Curie temperature value in Co-doped TiO2. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.|
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|metadata.dc.description.sponsorship:||The authors are very grateful to D Vollhardt for helpful discussions and to V V Mazurenko for the critical reading of the manuscript. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research under grants RFFI-04-02-16096 and RFFI-03-02-39024, by the joint UrO-SO Project N 25, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research through NWO 047.016.005, RFBR 05-02-16301 (IN), programs of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) ‘Quantum macrophysics’ and of the Division of Physical Sciences of the RAS ‘Strongly correlated electrons in semiconductors, metals, superconductors and magnetic materials’. IAN acknowledges support from the Dynasty Foundation and the International Centre for Fundamental Physics in Moscow program for young scientists 2005, Russian Science Support Foundation program for young PhD of RAS 2005. AVL acknowledges support from the Dynasty Foundation and the International Centre for Fundamental Physics in Moscow.|
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