SPP 1285: Spin Dynamics in Semiconductors

Kinetic Theory of Spin-Dependent Transport With Strong Orbit Scattering

Start date: 01.04.2007
Duration: 1. Förderperiode: 04/2007 bis 03/2009
Funded by: DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
Local project leader: Peter Schwab Ulrich Eckern
Local scientists: Michael Dzierzawa
External scientists / cooperations: Roberto Raimondi


The theoretical description of spin dynamics in semiconductors necessitates a transport theory for strongly spin-orbit coupled structures. In degenerate electron systems a particularly successful approach is the so-called quasiclassical theory. In this project this theory will be developed for strong spin-orbit scattering, with applications to questions concerning voltage induced spin accumulation, spin-Hall effect, spin dephasing and spin relaxation.