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For an antiferromagnet it is shown that within perturbation theory the Holstein‐Primakoff and Dyson‐Maleev transformations do not lead to identical results for either the static or dynamic properties. By examining the spin Green's functions we justify the use of the Dyson‐Maleev transformation when there are few spin waves present. Using second‐order perturbation theory we find the antiferromagnetic resonance line-width to be
Δω0=(64ωAω0/π3S2ωE)(kT/ℏωE)2exp(−ℏω0/kT) for kT≪ℏω0
Δω0=[40ωAζ(3)/π3S2](kT/ℏωE)3 for ℏω0≪kT≪ℏωE,
in qualitative agreement with the experimental results for MnF2.
Reprinted with permission from Journal of Applied Physics. Copyright 1966, American Institute of Physics.
Harris, A. (1966). Relaxation in Antiferromagnets Due to Spin‐Wave Interactions. Journal of Applied Physics, 37 (3), 1128-1129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1708364
Date Posted: 12 August 2015
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