Spin-orbit scattering and the Kondo effect

Yigal Meir, Ned S. Wingreen

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The effects of spin-orbit scattering of conduction electrons in the Kondo regime are investigated theoretically. It is shown that due to time-reversal symmetry, spin-orbit scattering does not suppress the Kondo effect, even though it breaks spin-rotational symmetry, in full agreement with experiment. An orbital magnetic field, which breaks time-reversal symmetry, leads to an effective Zeeman splitting, which can be probed in transport measurements. It is shown that, similar to weak localization, this effect has anomalous magnetic-field and temperature dependence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4947-4950
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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