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Journal of Solid State Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 213594, 10 pages
Research Article

X-Ray Magnetic Dichroism in the Cobalt-Doped Indium Tin Oxide from First Principle Calculations

1Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Heisenberg Straße 1, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
2Institute of Metal Physics, 36 Vernadsky Street, Kiev 03142, Ukraine
3National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev Polytechnical Institute, 14 Politehnichna Street, Kiev 03056, Ukraine

Received 31 May 2013; Accepted 23 September 2013

Academic Editor: Shi J. Xu

Copyright © 2013 V. N. Antonov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The electronic structure of the Co-doped indium tin oxide (ITO) diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMSs) were investigated theoretically from first principles, using the fully relativistic Dirac linear muffin-tin orbital band structure method. The X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) spectra at the Co , In , Sn , and O edges were investigated theoretically from first principles. The origin of the XMCD spectra in these compounds was examined. The calculated results are compared with available experimental data.