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Author Drouhin, Henri-Jean
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ CROSS SECTIONS ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ ENERGY DEPENDENCE ♦ ENERGY RANGE ♦ FERMI LEVEL ♦ MATRIX ELEMENTS ♦ MEAN FREE PATH ♦ PHYSICS ♦ SCATTERING ♦ SPIN ♦ TRANSITION ELEMENTS
Abstract The spin-dependent electron inelastic mean free path (IMFP) in transition metals is studied in the energy range 5{endash}50 eV above the Fermi level. It is shown that the spin-dependent IMFP is simply related to the number of holes in both d spin subbands, whatever the detail of the d-band structure. This analysis allows us to disentangle the different scattering channels. Many experimental determinations of the spin-dependent part of the electron scattering cross section, from several teams, are analyzed in the framework of this model. The strong energy dependence of the exchange matrix element is clearly evidenced. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-06-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 89
Issue Number 11


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