Magnetocrystalline anisotropy of RECo5 compounds

G. H O Daalderop*, P. J. Kelly, M. F H Schuurmans

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The magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy and anisotropy of the orbital angular momentum have been calculated ab initio for YCo5 using the LMTO method. Quantitative agreement with experiment is found if a recently proposed orbital polarization correction is included. The anisotropy of the orbital angular momentum and the energy are strongly correlated. The crystal field parameters at the RE site in RECo5 compounds, calculated using the FLAPW method, have the correct sign and are comparable to the experimentally observed values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-738
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of magnetism and magnetic materials
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes


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