Theory of two-Magnon Raman scattering in iron pnictides and chalcogenides

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  • Although the parent iron-based pnictides and chalcogenides are itinerant antiferromagnets, the use of local moment picture to understand their magnetic properties is still widespread. We study magnetic Raman scattering from a local moment perspective for various quantum spin models proposed for this new class of superconductors. These models vary greatly in the level of magnetic frustration and show a vastly different two-magnon Raman response. Light scattering by two-magnon excitations thus provides a robust and independent measure of the underlying spin interactions. In accord with other recent experiments, our results indicate that the amount of magnetic frustration in these systems may be small.© 2011 American Physical Society.
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    Author List

  • Chen CC; Jia CJ; Kemper AF; Singh RRP; Devereaux TP
  • Volume

  • 106
  • Issue

  • 6