Maarten R. Wegewijs

Institute for Theory of Statistical Physics, RWTH Aachen University

Institute for Theory of Statistical Physics, RWTH Aachen University

Magnetic anisotropy of quantum spins as found in magnetic atoms and single-molecule magnets has traditionally been considered an intrinsic effect, generated locally by the combination of spin-orbit coupling and ligand field effects. In this talk I will show that magnetic anisotropy can, however, appear in a new way, as a transport quantity, even in a very simple a spin-isotropic quantum dot supporting a spin-1 which is exposed to the influence of magnetic electrodes. Much like spin-polarization transport, spin-anisotropy transport has two main aspects:

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Maarten R. Wegewijs

Institute for Theory of Statistical Physics, RWTH Aachen University

Institute for Theory of Statistical Physics, RWTH Aachen University

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