Electronic, magnetic, and thermodynamic properties of rhombohedral Dysprosium Manganite and discussions of effects of uniform strain, spin-orbit coupling, hole and electron doping on its electronic structures
In recent years, the search for new Dirac half-metallic materials has been one of the hotspots in the field of spintronics because they have very good physical properties, such as massless Dirac fermions and full spin polarization. In this study, using density function theory combined with the quasi-harmonic Debye model, we show that perovskite-type dysprosium manganite is a novel half metal with multiple Dirac cones. A detailed study of the electronic, magnetic, and thermodynamic properties of DyMnO3 was carried out. Furthermore, the effects of uniform strain, the on-site Coulomb interaction U, spin-orbit coupling, and hole and electron doping on the multiple Dirac cones and full spin polarization were investigated. We should point out that such a spin-polarized Dirac material is rare among perovskite-type compounds. Hence, we hope that, through this work, this kind of material will receive more extensive attention in future studies.