Spin cloud induced around an elastic scatterer by the intrinsic spin hall effect

A. G. Mal'shukov*, Chon-Saar Chu

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Abstract

Similar to the Landauer electric dipole created around an impurity by the electric current, a spin polarized cloud of electrons can be induced by the intrinsic spin Hall effect near a spin independent elastic scatterer. It is shown that in the ballistic range around the impurity, such a cloud appears in the case of Rashba spin-orbit interaction, even though the bulk spin Hall current is absent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number076601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume97
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2006

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