Photo-spintronics of spin-orbit active electric weak links

Robert I. Shekhter, Ora Entin-Wohlman, Mats Jonson, A. Aharony

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)


We show that a carbon nanotube can serve as a functional electric weak link performing photospintronic transduction. A spin current, facilitated by strong spin-orbit interactions in the nanotube and not accompanied by a charge current, is induced in a device containing the nanotube weak link by circularly polarized microwaves. Nanomechanical tuning of the photo-spintronic transduction can be achieved due to the sensitivity of the spinorbit interaction to geometrical deformations of the weak link.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910-913
Number of pages4
JournalLow Temperature Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Photo-spintronics of spin-orbit active electric weak links'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this