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MM: Fachverband Metall- und Materialphysik

MM 41: Electronic Structure Theory: New Concepts and Developments in Density Functional Theory and Beyond - IV

MM 41.8: Vortrag

Mittwoch, 22. März 2017, 12:30–12:45, GER 38

Spin-wave excitations and electron-magnon scattering from many-body perturbation theory — •Mathias C.T.D. Müller, Christoph Friedrich, and Stefan Blügel — Peter Grünberg Institut and Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich and JARA, 52425 Jülich, Germany

We study the spin excitations and the electron-magnon scattering in bulk Fe, Co, and Ni within the framework of many-body perturbation theory as implemented in the full-potential linearized augmented-plane-wave method. Starting from the GW approximation we obtain a Bethe-Salpeter equation for the magnetic susceptibility treating single-particle Stoner excitations and magnons on the same footing. Due to approximations used in the numerical scheme, the acoustic magnon dispersion exhibits a small but finite gap at Γ. We analyze this violation of the Goldstone theorem and present an approach that implements the magnetic susceptibility using a renormalized Green function instead of the non-interacting one, leading to a substantial improvement of the Goldstone-mode condition [1]. Finally, we employ the solution of the Bethe-Salpeter equation to construct a self-energy that describes the scattering of electrons and magnons. The resulting renormalized band structures exhibit strong spin-dependent lifetime effects close to the Fermi energy. We also see kinks in the electronic bands, which we attribute to electron scattering with spatially extended spin waves.
Müller et al., Phys. Rev. B 94, 064433 (2016).

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