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Phonon-Induced Spin Relaxation of Conduction Electrons in Aluminum

Fabian, Jaroslav and Sarma, S. Das (1999) Phonon-Induced Spin Relaxation of Conduction Electrons in Aluminum. Physical Review Letters 83 (6), 001211.

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Spin-flip Eliashberg function alpha$^{2}$$_{S}$F and temperature-dependent spin relaxation time T1(T) are calculated for aluminum using realistic pseudopotentials. The spin-flip electron-phonon coupling constant lambdaS is found to be 2.5×10–5. The calculations agree with experiments validating the Elliott-Yafet theory and the spin-hot-spot picture of spin relaxation for polyvalent metals.

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Item type:Article
Date:August 1999
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Richter > Group Jaroslav Fabian
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Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Deposited on:20 Mar 2007
Last modified:13 Mar 2014 10:06
Item ID:1831
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