Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 31, Issue 10, pp 3091–3095 | Cite as

Theoretical Prediction of Structural, Electronic, and Magnetic Properties of Rh2Y In (Y = Nd, Sm) Full-Heusler Alloys

  • Badr-eddine Nabil BrahmiEmail author
  • Nabila Niama Koudjeti
  • Samiha Dergal
  • Smaine Bekhechi
  • Rania Boudefla
  • Hamid Ez-Zahraouy
Review Paper


We have studied the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of Rh2Y In (Y = Nd, Sm) alloys based on rare earth elements, using the full-potential linearized augmented plane-wave method (FP-LAPW) implemented in the Wien2K computer code with the parameterization of the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) and the local density approximation (LDA). Our results reveal a metallic behavior for rare earth-based full-Heusler Rh2Y In (Y = Nd, Sm) alloys. Indeed, the structure of the state density illustrates a polarization for the up orientation (metal character) and a pseudo gap at the down orientation.


Full-Heusler alloys LDA GGA Rh2YIn (Y = Nd, Sm



This work was carried out in the laboratory of theoretical physics at the University of Tlemcen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Team: Physique de l’Etat Solide, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Département de Physique, Faculté des SciencesUniversité A BelkaïdTlemcenAlgeria
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Matiére Condensée et Sciences Interdisciplinaires (La MCScI), Faculty of SciencesMohammed V UniversityRabatMorocco

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