Skew scattering in dilute ferromagnetic alloys

Bernd Zimmermann, Kristina Chadova, Diemo Ködderitzsch, Stefan Blügel, Hubert Ebert, Dmitry V. Fedorov, Nguyen H. Long, Phivos Mavropoulos, Ingrid Mertig, Yuriy Mokrousov, Martin Gradhand

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The challenging problem of skew scattering for Hall effects in dilute ferromagnetic alloys, with intertwined effects of spin-orbit coupling, magnetism and impurity scattering, is studied here from first principles. Our main aim is to identify chemical trends and work out simple rules for large skew scattering in terms of the impurity and host states at the Fermi surface, with particular emphasis on the interplay of the spin and anomalous Hall effects in one and the same system. The predicted trends are benchmarked by referring to three different \emph{ab initio} methods based on different approximations with respect to the electronic structure and transport properties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number220403(R)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2014

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5 pages, 4 figures


  • cond-mat.mtrl-sci


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