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Kubo-Bastin approach for the spin Hall conductivity of decorated graphene

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Garcia, Jose H. [1] ; Rappoport, Tatiana G. [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Fis Teor, ICTP South Amer Inst Fundamental Res, BR-01140070 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Inst Fis, Caixa Postal 68528, BR-21941972 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: 2D MATERIALS; v. 3, n. 2 JUN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Theoretical predictions and recent experimental results suggest one can engineer spin Hall effect in graphene by enhancing the spin orbit coupling (SOC) in the vicinity of an impurity. We use a Chebyshev expansion of the Kubo Bastin formula to compute the spin conductivity tensor for a tight binding model of graphene with randomly distributed impurities absorbed on top of carbon atoms. We model the impurity-induced SOC with a graphene-only Hamiltonian that takes into account three different local contributions: intrinsic, Rashba and pseudospin inversion asymmetry SOCs (Gmitra et al 2013 Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 246602). We show how the spin Hall and longitudinal conductivities depend on the strength of the contributions and the concentration of impurities. Additionally, we calculate the real-space projection of the density of states in the vicinity of the Dirac point for single and multiple impurities and correlate these results with the conductivity calculations. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/09434-9 - Disorder in condensed matter systems
Grantee:Jose Hugo Garcia Aguilar
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/11973-4 - ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research: a regional center for theoretical physics
Grantee:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants