Manifestations of spin-orbit coupling in a cuprate superconductor

Abstract

Exciting new work on Bi2212 shows the presence of non-trivial spin-orbit coupling effects as seen in spin resolved ARPES data [Gotlieb et al., Science, 362, 1271-1275 (2018)]. Motivated by these observations we consider how the picture of spin-orbit coupling through local inversion symmetry breaking might be observed in cuprate superconductors. Furthermore, we examine two spin-orbit driven effects, the spin-Hall effect and the Edelstein effect, focusing on the details of their realizations within both the normal and superconducting states.

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arXiv preprint
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Zachary M. Raines
Postdoctoral Associate