The spin polarization of the emitted electrons from 3d impurities in simple metal hosts in a core-valence-valence Auger process is analyzed in terms of a first-principles density-functional theory approach, by using the golden rule. The relationship between the spin-dependent local density of states, the magnetic moments of the 3d atoms and the energy-dependent and total spin polarization of the Auger electrons is discussed. It is shown how to estimate the magnetic moment of the impurities from a measure of the total spin polarization of the Auger electrons. This can be achieved considering (i) that the Auger signal is simply due to the impurities only, (ii) the very locality of the Auger phenomenon, and (iii) a simple and general relationship between the spin polarization and the magnetic moment of the impurity which we show to be independent of the metal host

Trioni, M., Zanetti, A., Fratesi, G., Brivio, G. (2009). Spin-polarized Auger electrons in core-valence-valence decays of 3d impurities in metals. PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS, 79(16) [10.1103/PhysRevB.79.165115].

Spin-polarized Auger electrons in core-valence-valence decays of 3d impurities in metals

BRIVIO, GIANPAOLO
2009

Abstract

The spin polarization of the emitted electrons from 3d impurities in simple metal hosts in a core-valence-valence Auger process is analyzed in terms of a first-principles density-functional theory approach, by using the golden rule. The relationship between the spin-dependent local density of states, the magnetic moments of the 3d atoms and the energy-dependent and total spin polarization of the Auger electrons is discussed. It is shown how to estimate the magnetic moment of the impurities from a measure of the total spin polarization of the Auger electrons. This can be achieved considering (i) that the Auger signal is simply due to the impurities only, (ii) the very locality of the Auger phenomenon, and (iii) a simple and general relationship between the spin polarization and the magnetic moment of the impurity which we show to be independent of the metal host
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Auger effect, density functional theory, electronic density of states, magnetic impurities, magnetic moments, spin polarised transport
English
Trioni, M., Zanetti, A., Fratesi, G., Brivio, G. (2009). Spin-polarized Auger electrons in core-valence-valence decays of 3d impurities in metals. PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS, 79(16) [10.1103/PhysRevB.79.165115].
Trioni, M; Zanetti, A; Fratesi, G; Brivio, G
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