We propose a scheme for numerically computing collective-mode spectra for large-size systems, using a reformulation of the random-phase approximation. In this study, we apply this method to investigate the spectrum and nature of the spin-waves of a (III,Mn)V diluted magnetic semiconductor. We use an impurity band picture to describe the interaction of the charge carriers with the local Mn spins. The spin-wave spectrum is shown to depend sensitively on the positional disorder of the Mn atoms inside the host semiconductor. Both localized and extended spin-wave modes are found. Unusual spin and charge transport is implied.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7668643|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Aug 15 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics