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"The role of vacancies, impurities and crystal structure in the magnetic properties of TiO2"
M. Weissmann and L.A. Errico
Proc. of the Workshop "At the Frontiers of Condensed Matter III - New Trends in Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Matter", Centro Atómico Constituyentes-CNEA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 11-15, 2006. Ed. J. Guevara, A.M. Llois, G. Lozano and R. Weht
Physica B Condens. Matter. 398(2) (2007) 179-183
We present an ab initio study of pure and doped TiO2 in the rutile and anatase phases. The main purpose of this work is to determine the role played by different defects and different crystal structures in the appearance of magnetic order. The calculations were performed for varying impurity and vacancy concentrations in both TiO2 structures. For Co impurities the local magnetic moment remained almost independent of the concentration and distribution while for Cu this is not the case, there is magnetism for low concentrations that disappears for the higher ones. Impurity-impurity interactions in both structures favor linear ordering of them. Magnetism in undoped samples appears for certain vacancy concentrations and structural strain.
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