First principles description of the paramagnetic insulating state of chromia

Alexander Yu Dobin, Renata M. Wentzcovitch

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We have investigated the electronic and structural properties of chromia (Cr2O3), a typical Mott-Hubbard insulator. We considered the T=0 K antiferromagnetic insulating ground state and the paramagnetic insulating state above the Néel temperature (TN). Our treatment of the latter resembles in principle a virtual crystal model of the random spins insulator and describes reasonably well the compressive behavior of chromia above and the structural anomalies across TN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7201-7202
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11 II
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2001Jan 11 2001


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