Self-consistent scalar relativistic band structure calculations have been performed to calculate the hyperfine field at the Gd nucleus in elemental hcp Gd and in a large number of intermetallic compounds including GdCo5, Gd2Fe17, Gd2Fe17N3 and Gd2Fe14B. The wide range of experimentally observed hyperfine fields is explained adequately by the theory. However, the calculated and experimental hyperfine fields differ systematically by an overall shift of approximately 25 T. To a good approximation the hyperfine field is linearly related to the Gd 6s partial magnetic moment.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1993|