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.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 15 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics