Electronic and elastic properties of the multiferroic crystals with the Kagome type lattices -Mn3V2O8 and Ni3V2O8: First principle calculations
Mamedov, Amirullah M.
Taylor & Francis
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The electronic, mechanical, and optical properties of the Kagome staircase compounds, Mn3V2O8 and Ni3V2O8, have been investigated using the VASP (Vienna ab-initio Simulation Program) that was developed within the density functional theory (DFT). The spin polarized generalized gradient approximation has been used for modeling exchange-correlation effects. The electronic band structures for both compounds and total and partial density of states corresponding to these band structures have been calculated. Spin up (spin down) Eg values for Mn3V2O8 and Ni3V2O8 compounds are 0.77 eV indirect (3.18 direct) and 1.58 eV indirect (0.62 eV) direct, respectively. The band gaps of both compound is in the d-d character. Bulk modulus, shear modulus, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, anisotropic factors, sound velocity, and Debye temperature were calculated and interpreted.