First-principles study on electronic and magnetic properties of (Mn,Fe)-codoped ZnO
Journal article, 2014

First-principle calculations have been performed to investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of (Mn,Fe)-codoped ZnO within the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and GGA+U schemes. The formation energy of five different configurations is investigated and the ground state is demonstrated to be ferromagnetic ordering. By applying the U correction, the band gap energy of pure ZnO is close to the experimental values, while the ferromagnetic ordering of the ground state remains unchanged. The ferromagnetic stabilization is mediated by double exchange mechanism. In addition, defects corresponding to Zn-vacancy and O-vacancy cannot enhance the ferromagnetism obviously. These results indicate that (Mn,Fe)-codoped ZnO are promising magneto-electronic and spintronic materials. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

Spintronic

SEMICONDUCTOR SPINTRONICS

Bulk

GENERALIZED GRADIENT APPROXIMATION

ROOM-TEMPERATURE FERROMAGNETISM

Magnetic property

Electronic structure

DOPED ZNO

GGA

PLUS U

ZnO

1ST PRINCIPLES

Author

H. W. Cao

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)

P. F. Lu

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)

N. N. Cai

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)

X. L. Zhang

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)

Z. Y. Yu

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)

T. Gao

Sichuan University

Shu Min Wang

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

0304-8853 (ISSN)

Vol. 352 66-71

Subject Categories

Materials Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics

DOI

10.1016/j.jmmm.2013.10.008

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