Kondo effect in quantum dots coupled to ferromagnetic leads: Effect of noncollinear magnetization

Daisuke Matsubayashi, Mikio Eto

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Abstract

We study the Kondo effect in a quantum dot coupled to two noncollinear ferromagnetic leads. First, we study the spin splitting δε = ε↓ - ε↑+ in the quantum dot by the tunnel coupling to the ferromagnetic leads, using the Poor man's scaling method. The spin splitting takes place in an intermediate direction between magnetic moments in the two leads. δε ∝ p cos(θ/2), where p is the spin polarization in the leads and θ is the angle between the magnetic moments; spin splitting is maximal in the parallel alignment of two ferromagnets (θ = 0) and minimal in the antiparallel alignment (0 = π). Second, we calculate the Kondo temperature TK The scaling calculation yields an analytical expression of TK as a function of θ and p, T K(θ,P), when δε << TK. When δε is relevant, we evaluate TK(δε,θ,P) using the slave-boson mean-field method. The Kondo resonance is split into two by finite δε, which results in the suppression of Kondo effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics of Semiconductors - 28th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS 2006, Part A and B
Pages805-806
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event28th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS 2006 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2006 Jul 242006 Jul 28

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume893
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other28th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS 2006
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period06/7/2406/7/28

Keywords

  • Kondo effect
  • Noncollinear magnetism
  • Quantum dots
  • Spin-dependent transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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    Matsubayashi, D., & Eto, M. (2007). Kondo effect in quantum dots coupled to ferromagnetic leads: Effect of noncollinear magnetization. In Physics of Semiconductors - 28th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, ICPS 2006, Part A and B (pp. 805-806). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 893). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2730135