Adagideli, Inanc and Scheid, Matthias and Wimmer, Michael and Bauer, G. and Richter, Klaus (2007) Extracting current-induced spins: spin boundary conditions at narrow Hall contacts. New Journal of Physics 9, pp. 382-399.
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We consider the possibility to extract spins that are generated by an electric current in a two-dimensional electron gas with Rashba-Dresselhaus spin-orbit interaction (R2DEG) in the Hall geometry. To this end, we discuss boundary conditions for the spin accumulations between a spin-orbit coupled region and contact without spin-orbit coupling, i.e. a normal two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG). We demonstrate that in contrast to contacts that extend along the whole sample, a spin accumulation can diffuse into the normal region through finite contacts and detected by e.g. ferromagnets. For an impedance-matched narrow contact the spin accumulation in the 2DEG is equal to the current induced spin accumulation in the bulk of R2DEG up to a geometry-dependent numerical factor.
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Richter > Group Klaus Richter|
|Projects:||Graduiertenkolleg Nichtlinearität und Nichtgleichgewicht, SFB 689: Spinphänomene in reduzierten Dimensionen|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Aug 2009 13:40|