Intrinsic impurity-band stoner ferromagnetism in C60H n

Kyu Won Lee, Cheol Eui Lee

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We identify Stoner ferromagnetism in fcc C60Hn (n=odd) by using a local density approximation in the framework of the density functional theory. Hydrogen chemisorption on fullerenes creates quasilocalized π electrons on the fullerene surface, overlapping of their wave functions giving rise to a narrow half filled impurity band in the fcc C 60Hn. The Stoner-type ferromagnetic exchange between the itinerant electrons leads to spin-split impurity bands. The magnetic moment per C60Hn molecule is 1μB (for n=odd) or 0 (for n=even, including zero), only one of the hydrogens contributing to the spin-split states. Direct overlapping of the quasilocalized π-electron orbitals is essential for the ferromagnetism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number166402
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume106
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 20

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Intrinsic impurity-band stoner ferromagnetism in C60H n . / Lee, Kyu Won; Lee, Cheol Eui.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 106, No. 16, 166402, 20.04.2011.

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