We study decoherence processes of an S=12 localized spin coupled to conduction band electrons in a metal or a semiconductor via an Ising-like interaction. We derive master equations for the density matrix of the localized spin by tracing out all degrees of freedom in the conduction electron system based on the linked-cluster-expansion technique. It is found that the decoherence occurs more rapidly for the metallic case than for semiconducting case.
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