McPhase is a program package for the

calculation of magnetic properties

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Courses/Schools/Workshops for Mcphase Users: to organise a McPhase tutorial course, contact martin.rotter[at]

McPhase 2013, 3rd McPhase Workshop 6.-9. August 2013, HZB, Berlin, Germany

McPhase 2012, 2nd McPhase Workshop 11-14 Sept 2012, ILL, Grenoble, France

McPhase2011, 1st McPhase Workshop 10-14 May 2011, Gijon, Spain Neutron News 22(2011) 5

Additional Software

Linux: PerlDataLanguage: *pdl   PageplotGraphicsLibrary:   pgplot5.2.0   *pgplot5.2.2    PerlBindingforPgPlot: pgplotperl2.17   *pgplotperl2.18  
Windows:  PowderCell  GnuCompilers: mingw and msys


McPhase Development Team

Martin Rotter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden,Germany

Duc Manh Le,Dept. Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea

Joachim Keller, University of Regensburg, Germany

Till Hoffmann, Lucian Pascut, University of Oxford, Department of Physics Clarendon Laboratory, UK

R. Schedler, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Berlin, Germany
M. Doerr, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

P. Fabi né Hoffmann, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
S. Rotter, Wien, Austria

M. Banks, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany

McPhase User Groups and Publications

  1. Dynamical Matrix Diagonalization for the Calculation of Dispersive Excitations M. Rotter, Manh Duc Le, A. T. Boothroyd and J. A. Blanco, J. Phys. Cond Mat.: 24 (2012) 213201

  2. Rare Earth Magnetism, J. Jensen and A. R. Mackintosh, Clarendon Press Oxford (1991)

  3. Hyperfine Interactions at lanthanide impurities in Fe D. Torumba, V. Vanhoof, M. Rots, S. Cottenier, Phys. Rev. B 74 (2006) 014409

  4. Specific heat investigation on the magnetic phase diagrams of RNi2B2C (R=Gd,Er) M. el Massalami, M. Rotter, M. Doerr and H. Michor, J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 322 (2010) 523

  5. Magnetic Structure of GdCu6 A. Devishvili, M. Rotter, M. Doerr, B. Beuneu, G. Behr, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 (2009) 126002

  6. Crystal fields in YbInNi4 determined with magnetic form factor and inelastic neutron scattering A. Severing, F. Givord, J.-X. Boucherle, T. Willers, M. Rotter, Z. Fisk, A. Bianchi, M. T. Fernandez-Diaz, A. Stunault, B. D. Rainford, J. Taylor, and E. Goremychkin, Phys. Rev. B 83, 155112 (2011)

  7. Singlet ground state probed by crystal field inelastic neutron spectroscopy on the antiferroquadrupolar system TmGa3 M. G. Banks, R. K. Kremer, G. Lapertot, D. Mannix, A. P. Murani

  8. Magnetic anisotropy of the spin-antiferromagnet GdNi2B2C probed by high-frequency ESR V. Kataev, U. Schaufuss, F. Muranyi, A. Alfonsov, M. Doerr, M. Rotter, B. Buechner, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 150 (2009) 42086

  9. Untersuchungen von magnetischen Anregungen in CeCu2 mit inelastischer Neutronenstreuung R. Schedler, PhD Thesis, 2006

  10. Magnetostriction in Rare Earth Antiferromagnets M. Doerr, M. Rotter, A. Lindbaum, Adv. Phys. 54 (2005) no.1, p.1-66

  11. Interpreting Magnetic X-ray Scattering on Gd-Compounds using the McPhase Simulation Program M. Rotter,  A. Schneidewind, M. Doerr, M. Loewenhaupt, A. M. El Massalami, C. Detlefs   Physica B 345 (2004) 231-234 pdf

  12. Diffraction experiments on GdCu2In using hot neutrons M. Rotter, M. Loewenhaupt, A. Lindbaum, K. Ziebeck, B. Beuneu Physica B 350 (2004) E63-E66

  13. Using McPhase to calculate Magnetic Phase Diagrams of Rare Earth Compounds M. Rotter, J. Magn. Mag. Mat. 272-276 (2004) 481-482

  14. Field Dependence of Spin Waves in the Kondo Lattice CeCu2 R. Schedler, M. Rotter, U. Witte, M. Loewenhaupt, Acta Physica Polonica B 34 (2003) 1313

  15. Dipole Interaction and Magnetic Anisotropy in Gadolinium Compounds M. Rotter,  M. Loewenhaupt, M. Doerr, A. Lindbaum, H. Sassik, K. Ziebeck, B. Beuneu
    Rev. B 68 (2003) 144418

  16. Magnetic Excitations in the antiferromagnetic phase of NdCu2 M. Rotter, S. Kramp, M. Loewenhaupt, E. Gratz, W. Schmidt, N. M. Pyka, B. Hennion, R. v.d.Kamp
    Appl. Phys. A74 (2002) S751 pdf

  17. Modeling Magnetostriction in RCu2 Compounds using McPhase M. Rotter, M. Doerr, M. Loewenhaupt, P. Svoboda  J. of Applied Physics 91 (2002) 8885 pdf

  18. The magnetic properties of the multi-functional intermetallic compound Pr1-x-yLaxPbyTe in high magnetic fields T Herrmannsdörfer, A D Bianchi, J Freudenberger, T P Papageorgiou, Y Skourski and J Wosnitza J. of Physics, Conf. Series 51  (2006) 67-70

  19.  Crystalline electric field effects in PrNi2B2C: Inelastic neutron scattering Chandan Mazumdar, M. Rotter,M. Frontzek, H. Michor, M. Doerr, A. Kreyssig, M. Koza, A. Hiess, J. Voigt, G. Behr, L. C. Gupta, M. Prager, and M. Loewenhaupt Phys. Rev. B 78 (2008) 144422

  20. Going beyond the dipole approximation to improve the refinement of magnetic structures by neutron diffraction M. Rotter and A. BoothroydPhys. Rev. B 79 (2009) 140405R

  21. Spin-flop transition in samarium metal investigated by capacitance dilatometry in a steady magnetic field of 45 T M. Rotter, A. Barcza, M. Doerr, M. D. Le, J. Brooks, E. Jobiliong, J. Perenboom Phys. Rev. B 76 (2007) 144421

  22. High Speed Algorithm for the calculation of Magnetic and Orbital Excitations in Rare Earth based Systems M. Rotter,  Computational Materials Science38 (2006) 400-404 pdf

  23. Magnetic double-q ordering of tetragonal GdNi2B2C, a way to explain the Magnetoelastic Paradox J. Jensen and M. Rotter, Phys. Rev. B 77 (2008) 134408

  24. The commensurate phase of multiferroic HoMn2O5 studied by X-ray magnetic scattering G. Beutier,  A. Bombardi, C. Vecchini, P. G. Radaelli, S. Park, S-W. Cheong, and L. C. ChaponPhys. Rev. B 77 (2008) 172408

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