Theoretical determination of the induced magnetization density and form factor of palladium

Arthur J Freeman, B. N. Harmon, T. J. Watson-Yang

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Induced magnetization densities determined from an ab initio augmented-plane-wave wave-function study of Pd metal including local density-of-states effects on the Fermi surface were found to yield a neutron magnetic form factor in excellent agreement with the recent experiments of Cable et al. A remarkable feature of these solid-state spin densities is their spatial localization which is greater than even the very contracted Hartee-Fock density of the free Pd2+ ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1975


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