Volume 129, Number 5, March 2020
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||30 March 2020|
Thermal relaxation of magnons and phonons near resonance points in magnetic insulators
1 Center for Phononics and Thermal Energy Science, China- EU Joint Lab for Nanophononics, School of Physics Science and Engineering, Tongji University - Shanghai 200092, China
2 Shanghai Key Laboratory of Special Artificial Microstructure Materials and Technology, School of Physics Science and Engineering, Tongji University - Shanghai 200092, China
3 Hokkaido University - Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0826, Japan
4 Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder - Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Received: 27 January 2020
Accepted: 17 March 2020
We theoretically investigate the energy relaxation rate of magnons and phonons near the resonance points to clarify the underlying mechanism of heat transport in ferromagnetic materials. We find that the simple two-temperature model is valid for the one-phonon/one-magnon process, as the rate of energy exchange between magnons and phonons is proportional to the temperature difference between them, and it is independent of temperature in the high-temperature limit. We also find that the magnon-phonon relaxation time due to the one-phonon/one-magnon interaction could be reduced to at the resonance point by applying an external magnetic field. It means that the resonance effect plays a significant role in enhancing the total magnon-phonon energy exchange rate, apart from the higher-order interaction processes.
PACS: 75.30.Ds – Spin waves / 72.15.Lh – Relaxation times and mean free paths / 05.30.Jp – Boson systems
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