Electronic structure near cationic defects in magnetite. Arras, R., Warot-Fonrose, B., & Calmels, L. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 25(25):256002, June, 2013.
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We used the DFT + U method to describe the modification of the physical properties induced by cationic point defects in cubic magnetite Fe3O4. We considered the case of Fe vacancies and interstitial atoms in non-stoichiometric magnetite, and of Frenkel defects in a stoichiometric crystal. For each of these defects, we give results on the modification of the magnetic moment of atoms near the defect. We describe the local reorganization of the electric charge which is responsible for changes in the average oxidation degree of Fe atoms. We show that gap states, when they exist, do not destroy the half-metallic character of magnetite. Fe defects, however, change the filling of bands crossing the Fermi level and must be mostly responsible for a decrease in the magnetization.
@article{ arras_electronic_2013,
  title = {Electronic structure near cationic defects in magnetite},
  volume = {25},
  issn = {0953-8984},
  doi = {10.1088/0953-8984/25/25/256002},
  abstract = {We used the {DFT} + U method to describe the modification of the physical properties induced by cationic point defects in cubic magnetite {Fe3O4.} We considered the case of Fe vacancies and interstitial atoms in non-stoichiometric magnetite, and of Frenkel defects in a stoichiometric crystal. For each of these defects, we give results on the modification of the magnetic moment of atoms near the defect. We describe the local reorganization of the electric charge which is responsible for changes in the average oxidation degree of Fe atoms. We show that gap states, when they exist, do not destroy the half-metallic character of magnetite. Fe defects, however, change the filling of bands crossing the Fermi level and must be mostly responsible for a decrease in the magnetization.},
  language = {English},
  number = {25},
  journal = {Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter},
  author = {Arras, R. and Warot-Fonrose, B. and Calmels, L.},
  month = {June},
  year = {2013},
  keywords = {density-functional theory, fe3o4, films, high-temperature   phase, interface, magnetoresistance, model, spin-resolved photoemission, stoichiometry, verwey transition},
  pages = {256002}
}

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