Emergent Phenomena Seminar 290S/QM Seminar Speaker Xianzhe Chen (University of Tokyo) Wednesday, October 13 at 2:00 pm

Time/Venue Wednesday, October 13 at 2 pm in 402 Physics South and Zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/99523499113pwd=REovb3pyam03WXQwbEhrU3dqNHZvdz09 Meeting ID: 995 2349 9113 Passcode: 600704Host Ehud Altman
Title
Magnetic spin Hall effect in collinear antiferromagnet
Abstract The discovery of the spin Hall effect enabled the efficient generation and manipulation of the spin current. More recently, the magnetic spin Hall effect was observed in non-collinear antiferromagnets, where the spin conservation is broken due to the non-collinear spin configuration. This provides a unique opportunity to control the spin current and relevant device performance with controllable magnetization. Here, we report a magnetic spin Hall effect in a collinear antiferromagnet, Mn2Au. The spin currents are generated at two spin sublattices with broken spatial symmetry, and the antiparallel antiferromagnetic moments play an important role. Therefore, we term this effect the ‘antiferromagnetic spin Hall effect’. The out-of-plane spins from the antiferromagnetic spin Hall effect are favourable for the efficient switching of perpendicular magnetized devices, which is required for high-density applications. The antiferromagnetic spin Hall effect adds another twist to the atomic-level control of spin currents via the antiferromagnetic spin structure.

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