Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Materials for Spin-Charge Interconversion: A New Perspective
Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | April 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Shehrin Sayed, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Berkeley
There is broad interest, both basic and applied, in materials and devices for efficient spin-charge interconversion through a relativistic effect known as spin-orbit coupling. In this talk, I will present a physics-based model to describe such effects in diverse classes of materials including topological insulators, Kondo insulators, transition metals, semimetals, oxide interfaces, and narrow band-gap semiconductors. A number of predictions from our model have been confirmed by experiments, some of which are quite counter-intuitive.