Please check
P.J. Webster and K.R.A. Ziebeck in Landolt-Börnstein  III/19C; Springer Verlag, 
(1988) Heusler alloys: Magnetic order 
page 86 chapter Antiferromagnetic order
it describes the different possibilities of antiferromagnetic order in Heusler 
(I guess this is what you mean with " layered AFM calculation")

If you like to have the magnetic moments alligned along a certain 
crystallographic direction  (say 111) you may want to do a calculation 
including spin-orbit interaction
otherwise spin up / down does not have a meaning with respect to the lattice

Principally you can do all that calculations also with Wien2k beside the COOHPS 
that are not directly implemented in Wien2k, as far as I see.
Just to mention, the way TC is calculated in the Kurtulus paper is not the very 
best, see e.g.: Kübler, Fecher, Felser, Phys Rev B 76 (2007) 024414
or Thoene et al. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 084013 )


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[] im Auftrag von Krishnaveni. S 
Gesendet: Montag, 28. September 2015 18:43
Betreff: [Wien] Can we perform layered AFM calculations with Wien2k?

Ref: Electronic Structure, Chemical Bonding, and Finite-Temperature Magnetic 
Properties of Full Heusler Alloys


DOI 10.1002/jcc.20308

online in Wiley InterScience 

Ref to the article (Page 93) mentioned above, I understand that one can perform 
layered calculation in AFM calculations.

In page 93, the authors have mentioned as below: “Here, the symmetry has been 
slightly reduced to obtain a model in which the Mn planes can be treated 
separately. This particular alignment is characterized by alternating planes 
along (001) of spin-up and spin-down manganese moments, and the identically 
oriented manganese moments within each plane are coupled by the p orbitals of 
the Z elements. An alternative anti ferromagnetic model with alternating 
magnetic planes along (111) is also thinkable, but earlier 
total-energycalculations11 have already clarified that the (001) model is 
characterized by lower energies in almost all cases.”

The author has specified that these calculations have been done in VASP. Can 
some one help me understand if it is possible to perform similar type of 
calculations in Wien2k?

Thanks and regards

Krishnaveni Parthasarathy
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