Skew Scattering Mechanism by an Ab Initio Approach: extrinsic spin Hall effect in noble metals

M. Gradhand*, D. V. Fedorov, P. Zahn, I. Mertig

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Abstract

We present a first-principles study of the extrinsic spin Hall effect due to skew scattering at substitutional defects in noble metals (Cu, Ag, and Au). The dependence of the spin Hall angle on the type of :impurity atoms in the host materials is discussed. We perform a detailed analysis based on the consideration of the total angular momentum dependence on scattering phase shifts of the impurity and host atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRENDS IN MAGNETISM
Editors Ustinov
Place of PublicationSTAFA-ZURICH
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Inc
Pages27-30
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)*****************
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event4th Euro-Asian Symposium Trends in MAGnetism Nanospintronics - Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 28 Jun 20102 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
PublisherTRANS TECH PUBLICATIONS LTD
Volume168-169
ISSN (Print)1012-0394

Conference

Conference4th Euro-Asian Symposium Trends in MAGnetism Nanospintronics
CountryRussian Federation
CityEkaterinburg
Period28/06/102/07/10

Keywords

  • skew scattering
  • spin Hall effect
  • impurities in metals
  • FERROMAGNETICS
  • KKR method

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