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Temperature dependent magnon-phonon coupling in bcc Fe from theory and experiment

F. Körmann, B. Grabowski, B. Dutta, T. Hickel, L. Mauger, B. Fultz, J. Neugebauer.

Physical Review Letters, 113, 165503, (2014)

An ab initio based framework for quantitatively assessing the phonon contribution due to magnon-phonon interactions and lattice expansion is developed. The theoretical results for bcc Fe are in very good agreement with high-quality phonon frequency measurements. For some phonon branches, the magnon-phonon interaction is an order of magnitude larger than the phonon shift due to lattice expansion, demonstrating the strong impact of magnetic short-range order even significantly above the Curie temperature. The framework closes the previous simulation gap between the ferro-and paramagnetic limits.

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.165503
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