Spin orbit coupling and magnetism interplay driven phenomena
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Four different projects are presented in this work, where one of them is a collaborative work with a different condensed matter physics group (within my graduate school). The common denominator of all those projects certainly is the atomic spin orbit coupling. In the first two projects, using a mean field theory approach for the electronic degrees of freedom, we study effects that emerge as the result of the proximity of a ferromagnetic metal to a metal with a strong atomic spin orbit coupling. In the third project, using a lowest order many body perturbation theory we try to understand the effect of the interplay between magnetic and lattice degrees of freedom, mediated by the strong atomic spin orbit coupling, on the thermal conductivity of an insulator (with strong spin orbit coupling). In the last project, again relying on lowest order many body perturbation theory, we study the interplay between the Dirac electronic quasiparticles of a thin film topological insulator and the magnetic degrees of freedom of a YIG thin film.