Calculation of the electronic structure and related physical properties of platinum

F. Y. Fradin*, D. D. Koelling, A. J. Freeman, T. J. Watson-Yang

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The electronic band structure, density of states, and Fermi surface of Pt metal have been calculated using the relativistic-augmented-plane-wave method. The Fourier series representation of the a priori band structure has been found to yield a Fermi surface in good agreement with the de Haas-van Alphen results. The subband densities of states of platinum have been calculated with 0.25-mRy resolution using a tetrahedron scheme. The temperature dependences of the spin susceptibility, the electrical resistivity, the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate, and the electronic-specific-heat coefficient have been calculated in the constant-matrix-element approximation and have been found to be in reasonable agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5570-5574
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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