Intrinsic spin hall edges

Inanç Adagideli, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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The prediction of intrinsic spin Hall currents by Murakami et al. and Sinova et al. raised many questions about methods of detection and the effect of disorder. We focus on a contact between a Rashba-type spin-orbit coupled region with a normal two-dimensional electron gas and show that the spin Hall currents, though vanishing in the bulk of the sample, can be recovered from the edges. We also show that the current-induced spin accumulation in the spin-orbit coupled system diffuses into the normal region and contributes to the spin current in the leads.

Original languageEnglish
Article number256602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 16


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