The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 74, Issue 3, pp 357–362 | Cite as

Rashba coupling induced spin accumulation in two-dimensional domain wall

  • A. Phirouznia
  • F. Ghamari
Solid State and Materials


Non-equilibrium spin accumulation in two-dimensional domain wall (DW) in the presence of external electric field and Rashba type spin-orbit coupling within the Boltzmann semi-classical model is investigated. Transport and relaxation of spin polarized current in the DW is governed by spin-flip rates which are determined by the Rashba interaction and magnetic impurities. Numerical results show that at low impurity densities and nonadiabatic transport regimes, the Rashba interaction significantly enhances spin polarization of conduction electrons inside the DW.


Domain Wall Local Magnetization Spin Accumulation Rashba Spin Rashba Spin Orbit Coupling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsAzarbaijan University of Tarbiat MoallemTabrizIran

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