Asymmetries in intrinsic spin-Hall effect in low in-plane magnetic field

L. Y. Wang, Chon-Saar Chu, A. G. Mal'shukov

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Effects of low in-plane magnetic field on bulk spin densities and edge spin accumulations of a diffusive two-dimensional semiconductor stripe are studied. Focusing upon the Dresselhaus-type intrinsic spin-orbit interaction (SOI), we look for the symmetry, or asymmetry, characteristics in two magnetic-field orientations: along and transverse to the stripe. For longitudinal field, the out-of-plane spin density Sz exhibits odd parity across the stripe and even parity in the magnetic field and is an edge accumulation. For transverse field, the out-of-plane Sz becomes asymmetric in both spatial and field dependencies and has finite bulk values for finite magnetic fields. Our results support utilizing low in-plane magnetic fields for the probing of the underlying SOI.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155302
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2008

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