Spin dynamics from time-dependent density functional perturbation theory★
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2 CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS Simulation Center, 34136 Trieste, Italy
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Received in final form: 24 July 2018
Published online: 10 October 2018
We present a new method to model spin-wave excitations in magnetic solids, based on the Liouville–Lanczos approach to time-dependent density functional perturbation theory. This method avoids computationally expensive sums over empty states and naturally deals with the coupling between spin and charge fluctuations, without ever explicitly computing charge-density susceptibilities. Spin-wave excitations are obtained with one Lanczos chain per magnon wave-number and polarization, avoiding the solution of the linear-response problem for every individual value of frequency, as other state-of-the-art approaches do. Our method is validated by computing magnon dispersions in bulk Fe and Ni, resulting in agreement with previous theoretical studies in both cases, and with experiment in the case of Fe. The disagreement in the case of Ni is also comparable with that of previous computations.
Contribution to the Topical Issue “Special issue in honor of Hardy Gross”, edited by C.A. Ullrich, F.M.S. Nogueira, A. Rubio, and M.A.L. Marques.
Present address: Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Sorbonne Université, CNRS, IRD, MNHN, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
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