Magnetoconductivity in the presence of Bychkov-Rashba spin-orbit interaction

@inproceedings{Punnoose2006MagnetoconductivityIT,
  title={Magnetoconductivity in the presence of Bychkov-Rashba spin-orbit interaction},
  author={Alexander Punnoose},
  year={2006}
}
A closed-form analytic formula for the magnetoconductivity in the diffusive regime is derived in the presence of Bychkov-Rashba spin-orbit interaction in two dimensions. It is shown that at low fields B⪡BSO, where BSO is the characteristic field associated with spin precession, D’yakonov-Perel’ mechanism leads to spin relaxation, while for B⪢BSO spin relaxation is suppressed and the resulting spin precession contributes a Berry phaselike spin phase to the magnetoconductivity. The relative… CONTINUE READING