Anomalous spin Hall effects in Dresselhaus (110) quantum wells

Ming Hao Liu, Ching Ray Chang

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Anomalous spin Hall effects that belong to the intrinsic type in Dresselhaus (110) quantum wells are discussed. For the out-of-plane spin component, antisymmetric current-induced spin polarization induces opposite spin Hall accumulation, even though there is no spin-orbit force due to Dresselhaus (110) coupling. A surprising feature of this spin Hall induction is that the spin accumulation sign does not change upon bias reversal. Contribution to the spin Hall accumulation from the spin Hall induction and the spin deviation due to intrinsic spin-orbit force as well as extrinsic spin scattering can be straightforwardly distinguished simply by reversing the bias. For the in-plane component, inclusion of a weak Rashba coupling leads to a new type of S y intrinsic spin Hall effect solely due to spin-orbit-force-driven spin separation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155327
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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