Ab-initio Study on the Phase Transition of MnO and FeO under High Pressure
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The high-pressure electronic structures and the phase stability of MnO and FeO were studied with the first-principles plane-wave basis pseudopotential calculations based on generalized gradient approximation (GGA) supplemented by the LDA+U method. The present calculations account well for the properties of MnO and FeO especially in the high-pressure region. Our results predict that the high-pressure phase of MnO should take the normal NiAs (nB8) structure rather than the CsCl (B2) structure. A very unique antiferromagnetic (AF) inverse B8 (iB8) structure rather than the nB8 structure is predicted as the high-pressure phase of FeO. Moreover, this AF iB8 structure with the stoichiometric composition should be a band insulator even under high-pressure.
- The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology
The Review of High Pressure Science and Technology 7, 166-168, 1998
The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology