Comparison between experiment and calculated band structures for DyN and SmN

A. R. H. Preston, S. Granville, D. H. Housden, B. Ludbrook, B. J. Ruck, H. J. Trodahl, A. Bittar, G. V M Williams, J. E. Downes, A. DeMasi, Y. Zhang, K. E. Smith, W. R L Lambrecht

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We investigate the electronic band structure of two of the rare-earth nitrides, DyN and SmN. Resistivity measurements imply that both materials have a semiconducting ground state, and both show resistivity anomalies coinciding with the magnetic transition, despite the different magnetic states in DyN and SmN. X-ray absorption and emission measurements are in excellent agreement with densities of states obtained from LSDA+U calculations, although for SmN the calculations predict a zero band gap.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245120
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2007

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Copyright 2007 by The American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical review B.


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