Volume 83, Number 2, July 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||23 June 2008|
Extra current and integer quantum Hall conductance in the spin-orbit coupling system
Department of Physics, Fudan University - Shanghai 200433, China
Accepted: 27 May 2008
We study the extra term of particle current in a 2D k-cubic Rashba spin-orbit coupling system and the integer quantization of the Hall conductance in this system. We provide a correct formula of charge current in this system and the careful consideration of extra currents provides a stronger theoretical basis for the theory of the quantum Hall effect which has not been considered before. The non-trivial extra contribution to the particle current density and local conductivity, which originates from the cubic dependence on the momentum operator in the Hamiltonian, will have no effect on the integer quantization of the Hall conductance. The extension of Noether's theorem for the 2D k-cubic Rashba system is also addressed. The two methods reach to exactly the same results.
PACS: 73.43.-f – Quantum Hall effects / 73.23.-b – Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems
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