Browsing by Author "Gross, E.K.U."
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- ItemAb initio theory of plasmonic superconductivity within the Eliashberg and density-functional formalisms(Woodbury, NY : Inst., 2020) Davydov, A.; Sanna, A.; Pellegrini, C.; Dewhurst, J.K.; Sharma, S.; Gross, E.K.U.We extend the two leading methods for the ab initio computational description of phonon-mediated superconductors, namely Eliashberg theory and density-functional theory for superconductors (SCDFT), to include plasmonic effects. Furthermore, we introduce a hybrid formalism in which the Eliashberg approximation for the electron-phonon coupling is combined with the SCDFT treatment of the dynamically screened Coulomb interaction. The methods have been tested on a set of well-known conventional superconductors by studying how the plasmon contribution affects the phononic mechanism in determining the critical temperature (TC). Our simulations show that plasmonic SCDFT leads to a good agreement between predicted and measured TC's, whereas Eliashberg theory considerably overestimates the plasmon-mediated pairing and, therefore, TC. The hybrid approach, on the other hand, gives results close to SCDFT and overall in excellent agreement with experiments.
- ItemAb-Initio Real-Time Magnon Dynamics in Ferromagnetic and Ferrimagnetic Systems(Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2020) Singh, Nisha; Elliott, Peter; Dewhurst, J. Kay; Gross, E.K.U.Magnonics—an emerging field of physics—is based on the collective excitations of ordered spins called spin waves. These low-energy excitations carry pure spin currents, paving the way for future technological devices working at low energies and on ultrafast timescales. The traditional ab-initio approach to predict these spin-wave energies is based on linear-response time-dependent density functional theory (LR-TDDFT) in the momentum and frequency regime. Herein, the simulation of magnon dynamics using real-time time-dependent density functional theory is demonstrated, thus extending the domain of ab-initio magnonic studies. Unlike LR-TDDFT, this enables us to observe atom-resolved dynamics of individual magnon modes and, using a supercell approach, the dynamics of several magnon modes can be observed simultaneously. The energies of these magnon modes are concurrent with those found using LR-TDDFT. Next, the complex dynamics of the superposition of magnon modes is studied, before finally studying the element-resolved modes in multisublattice magnetic systems.