Itinerant electron ferromagnetism in narrow energy bands

M. I. Auslender, V. Y.U. Irkhin, M. I. Katsnelson

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It is demonstrated that the usual perturbation approach is not applicable when considering systems with strong inter-electron correlations (with Hubbard sub-bands). In particular, the expansion in the electron occupation numbers in the low-density limit yields contributions to the ground-state energy which diverge at U to infinity, with U being the Hubbard intra-site repulsion. The dynamic magnetic susceptibility in the Hubbard model with U to infinity is calculated self-consistently using many-electron Hubbard operators. The saturation magnetisation, spin-wave spectrum, Curie temperature and the paramagnetic susceptibility containing the Curie-Weiss contribution are obtained. The results are used to interpret the properties of the system Fe1-xCoxS2. The method developed is generalised in order to consider the narrow-band s-d exchange model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5521-5537
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number32
StatePublished - 20 Nov 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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