Spin-dependent low-energy electron transport in metals

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

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Abstract

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
Volume76
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2007

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Spin-dependent low-energy electron transport in metals. / Solleder, B.; Lemell, C.; Tőkési, K.; Hatcher, N.; Burgdörfer, J.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 76, No. 7, 075115, 15.08.2007.

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Solleder, B. ; Lemell, C. ; Tőkési, K. ; Hatcher, N. ; Burgdörfer, J. / Spin-dependent low-energy electron transport in metals. In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2007 ; Vol. 76, No. 7.
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