Intrinsic spin and orbital angular momentum hall effect

Shufeng Zhang, Z. Yang

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Abstract

A generalized definition of intrinsic and extrinsic transport coefficients is introduced. We show that transport coefficients from the intrinsic origin are solely determined by local electronic structure, and thus the intrinsic spin Hall effect is not a transport phenomenon. The intrinsic spin Hall current is always accompanied by an equal but opposite intrinsic orbital angular momentum Hall current. We prove that the intrinsic spin Hall effect does not induce a spin accumulation at the edge of the sample or near the interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 2005
Externally publishedYes

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