Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 2637–2645 | Cite as

Investigation of Half-Heusler Compounds RhCrZ (Z = P, As, Sb, Sn): A First Principle Study

  • Rashid Ahmad
  • Nasir MehmoodEmail author
Original Paper


We have investigated the half-Heusler compounds RhCrZ (Z = P, As, Sb, Sn). The density functional theory (DFT) framework is employed for the study. We have found that structurally these compounds are stable with lattice constants less than 6.00 Å. Elastically, all the compounds are of ductile nature and anisotropic. We have computed their band gaps in both the spin-down and spin-up channels. It is revealed that they have spin-up channels conducting and spin-down channels having a band gap. Furthermore, investigation of optical properties shows that at lower energies compounds are more active.


Half-Heusler compounds Half-metallic compounds Optical properties Ferromagnetic materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKohat University of Science and TechnologyKohatPakistan

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