Volume 12, no. 2Pages 158 - 165

Modelling of Rhombohedral Magnetostriction in Fe-Ga Alloys

M.V. Matyunina, M.A. Zagrebin, V.V. Sokolovskiy, V.D. Buchelnikov
The paper presents the results of modelling of rhombohedral magnetostriction for Fe-Ga alloys in the cubic crystal structures. The results are obtained with the help of the theory of density functional. We show that the energy of magnetic crystalline anisotropy is a decreasing function of the small deformation in the concentration range from 3,125 to 25 at.%. Magnetic crystalline anisotropy changes the sign, if the deformation is more than 1% for alloys with Ga 15,625, 21,875 and 25 at.%. Rhombohedral magnetostriction constant agrees well with the experiment results for alloys with Ga concentration at 12,5 - 18,75 at.%.
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magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy; ab intio calculations; rhobohedral magnetostriction.
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