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A Spin magnetic moment in half metals.

  1. Nov 12, 2016 #1
    I read that the stoichiometric half-metallic compound has integer spin moment. For this, n(up)-n(down) should be integer. Since n(up) +n(down) is always integer, either n(up) or n(down) should be integer to make total spin moment integer. I could not understand how the presence of energy gap in one of the spin channel( property of Half Metal) makes the value n(up) or n(down) integer. Where n is the no. Of electrons per unit cell.
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  3. Nov 18, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
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