One and Two Magnon Light Scattering in Insulating Antiferromagnets and Its Possible Relevance for the Investigation of the Short Range Interatomic Correlations

  • C. R. Natoli
  • J. Ranninger


Although the possibility of light scattering by magnons was considered theoretically as early as 1959 [1], it was only in 1966 that the first observation of the phenomenon was reported in FeF2 [2]. Since then an intense experimental activity has followed in a variety of antiferromagnetic systems, ranging from rutiles (MnF2, CoF2, NiF2) to perovskites (RbMnF3, KNiF3) and rock salt structures (NiO).


Brillouin Zone Zone Boundary Scatter Cross Section Exchange Constant Raman Tensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Natoli
    • 1
  • J. Ranninger
    • 2
  1. 1.C. N. E. N.Frascati, RomaItaly
  2. 2.C. N. R. S.GrenobleFrance

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