Magnetically controlled single-electron shuttle

O. A. Ilinskaya, S. I. Kulinich, Ilya V Krive, Robert I Shekhter, Mats Jonson

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A theory of single-electron shuttling in an external magnetic field in nanoelectromechanical system with magnetic leads is presented. We consider partially spin-polarized electrons in the leads and electron transport in both the Coulomb blockade regime and in the limit of large bias voltages when the Coulomb blockade is lifted. The influence of the degree of spin polarization on shuttle instability is considered. It is shown that there is certain degree of spin polarization above which the magnetic field ceases to control electron transport. In the Coulomb blockade regime the depend- ence of the threshold magnetic field, which separates the “shuttle” and vibron regimes, on the degree of polarization is evaluated. The possibility of re-entrant transitions to the shuttle phase is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-74
Number of pages5
JournalLow Temperature Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • Nanomechanics
  • Single electron tunneling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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