# CoF2¶

In this example we show how to calculate the field at the known muon site in the Néel antiferromagnetic insulator CoF2

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import numpy as np
from muesr.engines.clfc import locfield # Does the sum and returns the results
from muesr.core import Sample           # The object that contains the information
from muesr.engines.clfc import find_largest_sphere # A sphere centered at the muon is the correct summation domain
from muesr.i_o import load_cif          # To load crystal structure information from a cif file
from muesr.utilities import mago_add, show_structure # To define the magnetic structure and show it
import matplotlib.pyplot as P
np.set_printoptions(suppress=True,precision=4)       # to set displayed decimals in results

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You can find all relevant MuSR information of this compound in Phys. Rev. B 30 186

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Now define a sample object (call it cof for short) and load the lattice structure from a cif file (present in the muesr distribution). Finally add the known muons site in fractional cell coordinates (it sits in the middle of the a axis).

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cof = Sample()
cof.add_muon([0.5,0.0,0.0]) # Checked experimentally by single crystal studies in external field

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<center> <b> Here is the magnetic structure of CoF<sub>2</sub> </b> <a href="https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.30.186">PRB 30 186</a></center>
![title](CoF2.png)

Now define a new magnetic structure (you can have more than one).
Define its propagation vector <i><b>k</b></i>, equal to the c lattice vector,
(but the a, or the b lattice vector would equally do, and k=0 as well)

The next step will be to input one complex Fourier component per atom, by the command cof.mm.fc
You must know the order in which the atoms are presented (mago_add could be useful here, check)
Here the situation is clarified by the code comments below.

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# magnetic moment of 2.6 muB from https:doi.//org/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.121108  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.69.014417
cof.new_mm()
cof.mm.k=np.array([0.0,0.0,1.0])
# according to CoF2.cif (setting with a,b equal, c shorter, type cif to check)
# H-M P4_2/mnm group 136, six atoms in the cell, in this order
# Co at 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 (2b site)
# the symmetry replica is generated at 0.5000 0.5000 0.5000
# http://www.cryst.ehu.es/cgi-bin/cryst/programs/nph-normsets?&norgens=&gnum=136
# F at 0.30600 0.30600 0.00000  (4f site)
# the symmetry replicas are generated at 1--x 1-x 0, 0.5+x 0.5-x, 0.5, 0.5-x,0.5+x, 0.5
cof.mm.fc= np.array([[0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j, 2.6+0.j],[0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j, -2.6+0.j], # the two Co with opposite m
[0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j],[0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j],   # F
[0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j],[0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j, 0.0+0.j]])  # F


Let us see if we did that right: invoke VESTA (you must have it installed and its location known to muesr, see Installation). And remember to kill VESTA to proceed.

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show_structure(cof,visualizationTool='V') # show_structure(cof,supercell=[1,1,2],visualizationTool='V')

Out:

True


CoF2 does not have a contact hyperfine term, by symmetry, nor a macroscopic magnetization to produce a demagnetizing field, being an antiferromagnet. We can just proceed to calculate the dipolar sums. Let us do that over a pretty large spherical summation domain.

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n=100
r=locfield(cof, 's', [n, n, n] ,radius)
print('Compare Bdip = {:.4f} T with the experimental value of Bexp = 0.265 T'.format(np.linalg.norm(r.D,axis=0)))

Compare Bdip = 0.2614 T with the experimental value of Bexp = 0.265 T


The small 1.4% difference may be due to the muon pushing slightly ot the nearest neighbor Co ions. Now let us check the convergence and plot it

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npoints = 11
n = np.logspace(0.53,2,npoints,dtype=int)
k = -1
B_dip = np.zeros(npoints)
R = np.zeros(npoints)
for m in n:
k += 1
r=locfield(cof, 's', [m, m, m] ,radius) #
B_dip[k] = np.linalg.norm(r.D,axis=0)

fig,ax = P.subplots()

ax.plot(R,B_dip,'bo',label='sum')
ax.plot(R,R-R+0.265,'b--',label='exp')
ax1 = ax.twinx()
ax.set_xlabel('R')
ax.set_ylabel(r'$B_d$  [T]')
ax1.plot(R,n,'rd')
ax1.set_ylabel('m (sites per cube edge)')
ax.legend(loc=9)
P.show() Compare with 