Spin-Hall conductivity and electric polarization in metallic thin films

Xuhui Wang, Jiang Xiao, Aurelien Manchon, Sadamichi Maekawa

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Abstract

We predict theoretically that when a normal metallic thin film (without bulk spin-orbit coupling, such as Cu or Al) is sandwiched by two insulators, two prominent effects arise due to the interfacial spin-orbit coupling: a giant spin-Hall conductivity due to the surface scattering and a transverse electric polarization due to the spin-dependent phase shift in the spinor wave functions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume87
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 2013

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