Defect-Induced Magnetism in Solids

  title={Defect-Induced Magnetism in Solids},
  author={Pablo David Esquinazi and Wolfram Hergert and Daniel Spemann and Annette Setzer and Arthur Ernst},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Magnetics},
In recent years, the number of nominally nonmagnetic solids showing magnetic order induced by some kind of defect has increased continuously. From the single element material graphite to several covalently bonded nonmagnetic compounds, the influence of defects like vacancies and/or nonmagnetic ad-atoms on triggering magnetic order has attracted the interest of experimentalists and theoreticians. We review and discuss the main theoretical approach as well as recently obtained experimental… 

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