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Current-Controlled Spin Precession of Quasistationary Electrons in a Cubic Spin-Orbit Field

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Altmann, P. [1] ; Hernandez, F. G. G. [2] ; Ferreira, G. J. [3] ; Kohda, M. [4] ; Reichl, C. [5] ; Wegscheider, W. [5] ; Salis, G. [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] IBM Res Zurich, Saumerstr 4, CH-8803 Ruschlikon - Switzerland
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Fis, BR-38400902 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
[4] Tohoku Univ, Dept Mat Sci, Aoba Ku, 6-6-02 Aramaki Aza Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 9808579 - Japan
[5] ETH, Solid State Phys Lab, CH-8093 Zurich - Switzerland
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters; v. 116, n. 19 MAY 9 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 15

Space- and time-resolved measurements of spin drift and diffusion are performed on a GaAs-hosted two-dimensional electron gas. For spins where forward drift is compensated by backward diffusion, we find a precession frequency in the absence of an external magnetic field. The frequency depends linearly on the drift velocity and is explained by the cubic Dresselhaus spin-orbit interaction, for which drift leads to a spin precession angle twice that of spins that diffuse the same distance. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/25981-7 - Generating and mapping spin currents with space and time resolution
Grantee:Felix Guillermo Gonzalez Hernandez
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/03450-7 - The spin Hall effect in semiconductors
Grantee:Felix Guillermo Gonzalez Hernandez
Support type: Regular Research Grants