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Abstract : We apply the density functional technique to investigate the magnetism induced in transition metal dioxides ZrO2 and TiO2 by substitution of the cation by a vacancy or an impurity from the groups 1A or 2A of the periodic table, where the impurity is either K or Ca. It is demonstrated that the vacancy and the K-impurity leads to a robust induced magnetic moment on the surrounding O-atoms for both the cubic ZrO2 and rutile TiO2 host crystals. The native O-vacancy does not induce a magnetic moment in the host dioxide crystal.

Keywords : Physical Sciences

Author: Frantisek Maca - Josef Kudrnovsky - Vaclav Drchal - Georges Bouzerar -



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