Mesoscopic spin Hall effect

J. H. Bardarson, I. Adagideli, Ph Jacquod

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We investigate the spin Hall effect in ballistic chaotic quantum dots with spin-orbit coupling. We show that a longitudinal charge current can generate a pure transverse spin current. While this transverse spin current is generically nonzero for a fixed sample, we show that when the spin-orbit coupling time is short compared to the mean dwell time inside the dot, it fluctuates universally from sample to sample or upon variation of the chemical potential with a vanishing average.
Original languageEnglish
Article number196601
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2007
Externally publishedYes


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