Slater-Pauling-like Behavior of Spin Hall Conductivity in Pt-based Superlattices


  • Abdul-Muizz Pradipto Physics Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, 40132, Indonesia
  • Kohji Nakamura Department of Physics Engineering, Mie University, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan



density functional theory, Pt-based superlattices, Slater-Pauling curve, Spin Hall Effect, spintronics


The intrinsic spin Hall effect in the bulk systems of late transition metals (Os, Ir, Pt, and Au) as well as the Pt-based superlattices were investigated by using first-principle calculations. By comparing the computed spin Hall conductivities of Pt?M superlattices (M=Os, Ir, and Au) with different compositions and those obtained from atomic bulk composition, we saw that the spin Hall conductivities (SHCs) follow the behavior described by the Slater-Pauling curve, the maximum of which is at pure Pt bulk. From the examination of the band structures of the considered systems, we found that the origin of this behavior comes from the variation of the band structures as a direct consequence of the change of the number of electrons and hybridization effects.


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