Double Exchange in Mixed-Valency Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors
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The role of double-exchange, a non-Heisenberg spin-spin interaction between the magnetic ions of identical chemical nature but different charge states, in the mixed-valency diluted magnetic semiconductors is discussed. The mechanism correlates the spins of magnetic ions by virtual hopping of a d-electron from one ion to the other via the p-band states. We calculate the energy spectrum for pairs of magnetic ions within the charged ionic clusters stabilized by the charge-charge correlations, taking into account simultaneously both the double and the superexchange. The ferromagnetic, non-Heisenberg double exchange might compete with the Heisenberg-like, ferrimagnetic superexchange, thus resulting in canted alignments of ionic spins.
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