We have studied the electronic structure of Y(Co1-xAlx)2 with x=0.0, 0.12, and 0.18, which compositions cover the paramagnetic, metamagnetic, and ferromagnetic phases, by means of photoemission and inverse-photoemission spectroscopy. With Al substitution, broad peaks near the Fermi level (EF) are shifted upwards and one of them crosses EF as predicted by band-structure calculation, although the peaks are much broader than predicted by the calculation. The overall Co 3d band is narrow and has a high binding energy tail compared to the band-structure calculation, indicating significant electron correlation effects in the Co 3d band. In order to explain these observations, model self-energy corrections have been applied to the band density of states. The lower energy scale of the self-energy is found to lie in the same range as the characteristic temperature of the magnetic susceptibility.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics