Smirnov, Sergey (2010) Mass modification of itinerant carriers in RKKY oscillations induced by finite range exchange interactions. Phys. Rev. B 81 (21), p. 214425.
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We investigate the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida oscillations of the itinerant carrier spin density in a system where those oscillations appear only due to a finite distribution of a localized spin. The system represents a half-infinite one-dimensional quantum wire with a magnetic impurity located at its edge. In contrast to the conventional model of a point-like exchange interaction the itinerant carrier spin density oscillations in this system exist. We analytically demonstrate that when the radius of the exchange interaction is less than the wave length of the itinerant carriers living on the Fermi surface, the long range behavior of the oscillations is identical to the one taking place in the zero radius limit of the same exchange interaction but for an infinite one-dimensional quantum wire where, in comparison with the original half-infinite system, the mass of the itinerant carriers is strongly modified by the exchange interaction radius. On the basis of our analysis we make a suggestion on directionality of surface Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interaction shown in recent experiments: we believe that in general the anisotropy of the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interaction could result not only from the anisotropy of the Fermi surface of itinerant carriers but also from the anisotropy of the spin carrying atomic orbitals of magnetic impurities.
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Grifoni > Group Milena Grifoni|
|Projects:||SFB 689: Spinphänomene in reduzierten Dimensionen|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2010 09:05|
|Last Modified:||16 May 2012 11:04|
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