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Spin Dependence of the Electron Mean Free Path in Fe, Co, and Ni

Published

Author(s)

R W. Rendell, David R. Penn

Abstract

Spin-dependent electron mean free paths as a function of the hot electron energy are calculated for Fe, Co, and Ni. The difference in mean free paths of electrons for spin parallel and antiparallel to the majority spin direction of the ferromagnet is found to change sign and decrease rapidly in magnitude with increasing electron energy. Results for the mean free path with and without exchange included are also presented.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
45
Issue
25

Citation

Rendell, R. and Penn, D. (1980), Spin Dependence of the Electron Mean Free Path in Fe, Co, and Ni, Physical Review Letters (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created December 21, 1980, Updated October 12, 2021