Magnetic transition-state approach to antiferromagnetic ordering: NiO

V. A. Gubanov*, Donald E Ellis

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Abstract

Antiferromagnetic ordering in insulating transition-metal compounds is explored in the magnetic transition state scheme proposed by Slater. A model is developed in the framework of a spin-polarized, one-electron, self-consistent, molecular-cluster theory. Using a discrete variational method with the necessary constraints on molecular-orbital occupation numbers and the potential field, we determine the spin-flip energy and hence the Néel temperature TN for NiO which is in excellent agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1633-1636
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume44
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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