Spin excitations in solids from many-body perturbation theory

C. Friedrich, E. Şaşıoğlu, M. Müller, A. Schindlmayr, S. Blügel, in: C. Di Valentin, S. Botti, M. Cococcioni (Eds.), First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014, pp. 259–301.

Download
Restricted Spin excitations in solids from many-body perturbation theory 1.06 MB
Book Chapter | Published | English
Author
; ; ; ;
Book Editor
; ;
Abstract
Collective spin excitations form a fundamental class of excitations in magnetic materials. As their energy reaches down to only a few meV, they are present at all temperatures and substantially influence the properties of magnetic systems. To study the spin excitations in solids from first principles, we have developed a computational scheme based on many-body perturbation theory within the full-potential linearized augmented plane-wave (FLAPW) method. The main quantity of interest is the dynamical transverse spin susceptibility or magnetic response function, from which magnetic excitations, including single-particle spin-flip Stoner excitations and collective spin-wave modes as well as their lifetimes, can be obtained. In order to describe spin waves we include appropriate vertex corrections in the form of a multiple-scattering T matrix, which describes the coupling of electrons and holes with different spins. The electron–hole interaction incorporates the screening of the many-body system within the random-phase approximation. To reduce the numerical cost in evaluating the four-point T matrix, we exploit a transformation to maximally localized Wannier functions that takes advantage of the short spatial range of electronic correlation in the partially filled d or f orbitals of magnetic materials. The theory and the implementation are discussed in detail. In particular, we show how the magnetic response function can be evaluated for arbitrary k points. This enables the calculation of smooth dispersion curves, allowing one to study fine details in the k dependence of the spin-wave spectra. We also demonstrate how spatial and time-reversal symmetry can be exploited to accelerate substantially the computation of the four-point quantities. As an illustration, we present spin-wave spectra and dispersions for the elementary ferromagnet bcc Fe, B2-type tetragonal FeCo, and CrO2 calculated with our scheme. The results are in good agreement with available experimental data.
Publishing Year
Book Title
First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials
Volume
347
Page
259-301
ISSN
eISSN
LibreCat-ID

Cite this

Friedrich C, Şaşıoğlu E, Müller M, Schindlmayr A, Blügel S. Spin excitations in solids from many-body perturbation theory. In: Di Valentin C, Botti S, Cococcioni M, eds. First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials. Vol 347. Topics in Current Chemistry. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2014:259-301. doi:10.1007/128_2013_518
Friedrich, C., Şaşıoğlu, E., Müller, M., Schindlmayr, A., & Blügel, S. (2014). Spin excitations in solids from many-body perturbation theory. In C. Di Valentin, S. Botti, & M. Cococcioni (Eds.), First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials (Vol. 347, pp. 259–301). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/128_2013_518
@inbook{Friedrich_Şaşıoğlu_Müller_Schindlmayr_Blügel_2014, place={Berlin, Heidelberg}, series={ Topics in Current Chemistry}, title={Spin excitations in solids from many-body perturbation theory}, volume={347}, DOI={10.1007/128_2013_518}, booktitle={First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials}, publisher={Springer}, author={Friedrich, Christoph and Şaşıoğlu, Ersoy and Müller, Mathias and Schindlmayr, Arno and Blügel, Stefan}, editor={Di Valentin, Cristiana and Botti, Silvana and Cococcioni, MatteoEditors}, year={2014}, pages={259–301}, collection={ Topics in Current Chemistry} }
Friedrich, Christoph, Ersoy Şaşıoğlu, Mathias Müller, Arno Schindlmayr, and Stefan Blügel. “Spin Excitations in Solids from Many-Body Perturbation Theory.” In First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials, edited by Cristiana Di Valentin, Silvana Botti, and Matteo Cococcioni, 347:259–301. Topics in Current Chemistry. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1007/128_2013_518.
C. Friedrich, E. Şaşıoğlu, M. Müller, A. Schindlmayr, and S. Blügel, “Spin excitations in solids from many-body perturbation theory,” in First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials, vol. 347, C. Di Valentin, S. Botti, and M. Cococcioni, Eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014, pp. 259–301.
Friedrich, Christoph, et al. “Spin Excitations in Solids from Many-Body Perturbation Theory.” First Principles Approaches to Spectroscopic Properties of Complex Materials, edited by Cristiana Di Valentin et al., vol. 347, Springer, 2014, pp. 259–301, doi:10.1007/128_2013_518.
Main File(s)
File Name
Friedrich2014_Chapter_SpinExcitationsInSolidsFromMan.pdf 1.06 MB
File Title
Spin excitations in solids from many-body perturbation theory
Description
© 2014 Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg
Access Level
Restricted Closed Access
Last Uploaded
2020-08-30T14:48:45Z


Export

Marked Publications

Open Data LibreCat

Web of Science

View record in Web of Science®

Sources

PMID: 24577607
PubMed | Europe PMC

Search this title in

Google Scholar
ISBN Search