Giant spin-hall effect induced by the Zeeman interaction in graphene

D. A. Abanin, R. V. Gorbachev, K. S. Novoselov, A. K. Geim, L. S. Levitov

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We propose a new approach to generate and detect spin currents in graphene, based on a large spin-Hall response arising near the neutrality point in the presence of an external magnetic field. Spin currents result from the imbalance of the Hall resistivity for the spin-up and spin-down carriers induced by the Zeeman interaction, and do not involve a spin-orbit interaction. Large values of the spin-Hall response achievable in moderate magnetic fields produced by on-chip sources, and up to room temperature, make the effect viable for spintronics applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number096601
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 23 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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