Wigner crystallization as a possibility for the metal-nonmetal transition in magnetite

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A one-dimensional, single-band model for the metal-nonmetal transition in Fe3O4 is investigated, applying a modification of Gutzwiller's variational wave function method. The transition is assumed to take place under pressure at T = 0°K. It is found that if the strength of the interatomic Coulomb interaction exceeds a certain value, a Wigner-crystallised ground state is energetically favorable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 1972


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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