Artículos de revistas
Nanomagnet coupled to quantum spin Hall edge: An adiabatic quantum motor
Arrachea, Liliana del Carmen; von Oppen, Felix; Nanomagnet coupled to quantum spin Hall edge: An adiabatic quantum motor; Elsevier Science; Physica E; 74; 11; 11-2015; 596-602
Arrachea, Liliana del Carmen
von Oppen, Felix
The precessing magnetization of a magnetic islands coupled to a quantum spin Hall edge pumps charge along the edge. Conversely, a bias voltage applied to the edge makes the magnetization precess. We point out that this device realizes an adiabatic quantum motor and discuss the efficiency of its operation based on a scattering matrix approach akin to Landauer-Büttiker theory. Scattering theory provides a microscopic derivation of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation for the magnetization dynamics of the device, including spin-transfer torque, Gilbert damping, and Langevin torque. We find that the device can be viewed as a Thouless motor, attaining unit efficiency when the chemical potential of the edge states falls into the magnetization-induced gap. For more general parameters, we characterize the device by means of a figure of merit analogous to the ZT value in thermoelectrics.