Electronic structure and magnetism of YbRhSn
DPMC, University of Geneva, 24 Quai Ernest-Ansermet, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
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Revised: 1 September 2006
Published online: 13 October 2006
The electronic band structure of YbRhSn has been calculated using the self-consistent full potential nonorthogonal local orbital minimum basis scheme based on the density functional theory. We investigated the electronic structure with the spin-orbit interaction and on-site Coulomb potential for the Yb-derived 4f orbitals to obtain the correct ground state of YbRhSn. The exchange interaction between local f electrons and conduction electrons play an important role in the heavy fermion characters of them. The fully relativistic band structure scheme shows that spin-orbit coupling splits the 4f states into two manifolds, the 4f7/2 and the 4f5/2 multiplet.
PACS: 71.10.Hf – Non-Fermi-liquid ground states, electron phase diagrams and phase transitions in model systems / 71.18.+y – Fermi surface: calculations and measurements; effective mass, g factor / 75.30.Mb – Valence fluctuation, Kondo lattice, and heavy-fermion phenomena
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