Kondo effect in a Aharonov-Casher interferometer
Journal article, 2019
We consider a model describing a spin field-effect transistor based on a quantum nanowire with a tunable spin-orbit interaction embedded between two ferromagnetic leads with anticollinear magnetization. We investigate a regime of a strong interplay between resonance Kondo scattering and interference associated with the Aharonov-Casher effect. Using the Keldysh technique at a weak-coupling regime we calculate perturbatively the charge current. It is predicted that the effects of the spin-orbit interaction result in a nonvanishing current for any spin polarization of the leads including the case of fully polarized anticollinear contacts. We analyze the influence of the Aharonov-Casher phase and degree of spin polarization in the leads onto a Kondo temperature. © 2019 American Physical Society.