Spin-dependent low-energy electron transport in metals

B. Solleder, C. Lemell, K. Tokési, N. Hatcher, J. Burgdörfer

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Spin-dependent transport of low-energy electrons (≤500 eV) through metals is studied using Monte Carlo simulations which employ collision kernels constructed from microscopic response functions and spin density of states calculated with the density functional full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method. Trajectories of electrons are simulated as sequences of stochastic elastic and inelastic scattering events including spin-dependent processes. We apply the present description to the spin-polarized electron emission induced by the interaction of an unpolarized electron beam with magnetic Fe. Good agreement with experimental data is found.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075115
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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