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Chin. Phys. B, 2018, Vol. 27(1): 017103    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/27/1/017103

Electronic and mechanical properties of half-metallic half-Heusler compounds CoCrZ (Z=S, Se, and Te)

Hai-Ming Huang(黄海铭), Chuan-Kun Zhang(张传坤), Ze-Dong He(贺泽东), Jun Zhang(张俊), Jun-Tao Yang(杨俊涛), Shi-Jun Luo(罗时军)
School of Science and Advanced Functional Material and Photoelectric Technology Research Institution, Hubei University of Automotive Technology, Shiyan 442002, China
Abstract  The electronic structures, magnetic properties, half-metallicity, and mechanical properties of half-Heulser compounds CoCrZ (Z=S, Se, and Te) were investigated using first-principles calculations within generalized gradient approximation based on the density function theory. The half-Heusler compounds show half-metallic properties with a half-metallic gap of 0.15 eV for CoCrS, 0.10 eV for CoCrSe, and 0.31 eV for CoCrTe at equilibrium lattice constant, respectively. The total magnetic moments are 3.00μB per formula unit, which agrees well with the Slater-Pauling rule. The half-metallicity, elastic constants, bulk modulus, shear modulus, Pough's ratio, Frantesvich ratio, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, and Debye temperature at equilibrium lattice constant and versus lattice constants are reported for the first time. The results indicate that the half-Heulser compounds CoCrZ (Z=S, Se, and Te) maintain the perfect half-metallic and mechanical stability within the lattice constants range of 5.18-5.43 Å for CoCrS, 5.09-5.61 Å for CoCrSe, and 5.17-6.42 Å for CoCrTe, respectively.
Keywords:  half-Heusler      half-metallicity      elastic constants      first-principles     
Received:  03 November 2017      Published:  05 January 2018
PACS:  71.20.Be (Transition metals and alloys)  
  75.50.-y (Studies of specific magnetic materials) (Elastic moduli)  
  71.15.Mb (Density functional theory, local density approximation, gradient and other corrections)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11647133 and 11674113), the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province, China (Grant Nos. 2017CFB740 and 2014CFB631), the Scientific Research Items Foundation of Hubei Educational Committee, China (Grant Nos. Q20141802, Q20161803, B2016091, and D20171803), and Hubei Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center for Optoelectronics, China.
Corresponding Authors:  Hai-Ming Huang     E-mail:

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Hai-Ming Huang(黄海铭), Chuan-Kun Zhang(张传坤), Ze-Dong He(贺泽东), Jun Zhang(张俊), Jun-Tao Yang(杨俊涛), Shi-Jun Luo(罗时军) Electronic and mechanical properties of half-metallic half-Heusler compounds CoCrZ (Z=S, Se, and Te) 2018 Chin. Phys. B 27 017103

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