The electronic structure and the magnetic properties of Pd metal in high magnetic fields have been determined from self-consistent semirelativistic spin-polarized energy-band studies with the applied field included. At low fields our results agree very well with the measured (exchange-enhanced) magnetic susceptibility and observed g-factor behavior. At a high critical field there is a large steplike increase in the magnetization (metamagnetic transition) with a net moment (0.19 B) remaining after the field is reduced to 100 T.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics