Finite Temperature Magnetism in Gd: Evidence against a Stoner Behavior

K. Maiti, M. C. Malagoli, A. Dallmeyer, C. Carbone
2002 Physical Review Letters  
The temperature dependence of the rare-earth valence bands has been regarded as a realization of the Stoner behavior. The exchange splitting of the electronic states appears to scale as the magnetic order parameter for T , T C and to vanish at T T C . We report here a spin-resolved photoemission study on the evolution of Gd bulk bands for 0.5 # T ͞T C # 1. The spin-polarized spectral line shapes display a complex temperature dependence, which clearly contrasts with the interpretation of
more » ... experimental results. The spin-resolved photoemission data demonstrate the inadequacy of the Stoner model to the description of magnetism in rare earths.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.88.167205 pmid:11955260 fatcat:643qjfqmabe6lan3ef6jim4rlu