Badalyan, Samvel and Kim, Chang Sub and Vignale, Giovanni
Exchange and correlation effects on spin Coulomb drag in a quasi-two-dimensional electron system.
Physica E, 40, 1590.
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We investigate the effect of many-body electronic correlations on spin Coulomb drag (SCD) beyond the random phase approximation (RPA). We make use of the fully spin-resolved static and dynamical many-body local field factors of the two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) to improve the calculations of the particle-hole and plasmon-mediated contributions to the SCD. Also, we incorporate in our
calculations the transverse thickness of the quantum well in which the 2DEG resides. In contrast to the conventional charge Coulomb drag, in the SCD the effect of layer thickness is significant even at relatively high temperature and densities. The final outcome of our study is that the enhancement of the spin drag caused by many-body local field effects largely compensates the reduction of the effect
coming from the finite well thickness, restoring good agreement with the experimental observations by C.P. Weber et al., Nature 437 (2005) 1330.