The Edelstein effect in the presence of impurity spin-orbit scattering

A. Maleki Sheikhabadi*, R. Raimondi, Ka Shen

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In this paper we study the current-induced spin polarization in a two-dimensional electron gas, known also as the Edelstein effect. Compared to previous treatments, we consider both the Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interaction as well as the spin-orbit interaction from impurity scattering. In evaluating the Kubo formula for the spin polarization response to an applied electric field, we explicitly take into account the side-jump and skew-scattering effects. We show that the inclusion of side-jump and skew-scattering modifies the expression of the current-induced spin polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalActa Physica Polonica A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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