Spin Hall effect in a curved graphene with spin-orbit interaction

T. Kato, S. Onari, J. Inoue

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Abstract

The effect of a curvature in a graphene with a spin-orbit interaction (SOI) is studied using a realistic π and σ orbital tight-binding (TB) model. The coupling of the atomic SOI and the curvature-induced orbital mixing produces an effective Rashba-type SOI and causes the k-dependent energy splitting in the low-energy electronic structure near the K point. We find that the spin Hall effect (SHE) is enhanced by the curvature effect. An effective π orbital model, which includes the SOI and curvature effects perturbatively, is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-731
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2010

Keywords

  • Graphene
  • Spin Hall effect
  • Spin-orbit interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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