Spin diffusion in doped semiconductors: The role of Coulomb interactions
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We examine the effect of Coulomb interaction on the mobility and diffusion of spin packets in doped semiconductors. We find that the diffusion constant is reduced, relative to its non-interacting value, by the combined effect of Coulomb-enhanced spin susceptibility and spin Coulomb drag. In ferromagnetic semiconductors, the spin diffusion constant vanishes at the ferromagnetic transition temperature.
I. D'Amico and G. Vignale 2001 Europhys. Lett. 55 566