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Title: Hot Electron Relaxation in Ferromagnetic Metals: Memory Function Approach
Authors: Rani, Luxmi
Sevik, Cem
Keywords: Electronic transport in ferromagnetic metals
Memory function formalism
Non-equilibrium electron relaxation
Scattering by phonons and magnons
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: This study leads to the investigation of the non-equilibrium electron relaxation in ferromagnetic metals. Here we consider the relaxation of electrons due to their coupling with magnons and phonons in a ferromagnet using the memory function approach. In the present model, electrons live at a higher temperature than that of the phonon and magnon baths, mimicking a non-equilibrium steady-state situation. Further we analyze theoretically the generalized Drude scattering rate within the framework of two temperature model and study the full frequency and temperature behavior for it. In zero frequency regime, the rate of electron-magnon scattering and electron-phonon scattering shows a linear temperature dependence at higher temperature values greater than Debye temperature. Whereas at lower temperature values, T << T D, corresponding scattering rates follow the temperature behavior as (1/tau(e-p) proportional to T-3) and (1/tau(e-m) proportional to T-3/2), respectively. In the AC regime, we compute that 1/tau proportional to omega(2) for omega << omega(D) and for the values greater than the Debye frequency, it is omega-independent. Also, in lower frequency and zero temperature limit, we have observed the different frequency scale of electron-magnon and electronphonon scattering, i.e., (1/ tau proportional to omega(3/2)) and (1/tau proportional to omega(3)). These results can be viewed with the pump-probe experimental setting for ferromagnetic metals.
ISSN: 1557-1939
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