Vol. 25 No. 4 (2015)

Strong Electron Correlation in Cu-doped CaO Nanocolloid

Nguyen Thuy Trang
Faculty of Physics, Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Hoang Nam Nhat
Faculty of Engineering Physics and Nano Technology, University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Published 09-03-2016


  • DFT,
  • band-gap,
  • CaO,
  • calcium-oxide,
  • mBJ,
  • PBE,
  • functional
  • ...More

How to Cite

Trang, N. T., & Nhat, H. N. (2016). Strong Electron Correlation in Cu-doped CaO Nanocolloid. Communications in Physics, 25(4), 359. https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/25/4/5036


Theoretical prediction of magnetism induced by defects or doping in non-metallic colloids has gained a renewed interests recently. In this work, we investigated the possible appearance of magnetism in Cu doped CaO nanocolloids activated by SPAN-80 in the framework of density functional theory (DFT). Despite of strong antiferromagnetic superexchange interaction between Cu$^{2 + }$ ions, the local magnetic moment of Cu may arise due to attachment of colloidal agent onto the surface of CaO nanocluster. The ferromagnetism attributes to the degeneration of Cu 3d orbitals in CaO crystal fields, the aspects of electron correlation and quantum spin fluctuation. %PACS number: 42.30.R, 42.40.Ht, 42.30.Kq


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