Photo-spintronics of spin-orbit active electric weak links

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

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Abstract

We show that a carbon nanotube can serve as a functional electric weak link performing photo-spintronic 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 spin-orbit interaction to geometrical deformations of the weak link.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1140
Number of pages4
JournalFizika Nizkikh Temperatur
Volume43
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Spin-orbit interactions
  • Spintronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Shekhter, R. I., Entin-Wohlman, O., Jonson, M., & Aharony, A. (2017). Photo-spintronics of spin-orbit active electric weak links. Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur, 43(8), 1137-1140.