Electronic structure of the zigzag spin-chain compound In2 V O5

Udo Schwingenschloegl*

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Band-structure calculations within the local spin-density approximation are presented in order to investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of the zigzag spin-chain compound In2 V O5. The essential structural feature of the system is a double chain of V O6 octahedra, which leads to competing intrachain and interchain magnetic couplings. Frustration of the spin chains is expected for the proposed antiferromagnetic ordering at low temperatures. However, the band-structure calculations indicate that the experimental room-temperature crystal structure are incompatible with antiferromagnetism. Both the intrachain and interchain couplings are found to be ferromagnetic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number212408
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number21
StatePublished - Jun 29 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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