By Topic

Current-induced spin polarization at a single heterojunction

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
6 Author(s)
Silov, A.Yu. ; COBRA Inter-University Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands ; Blajnov, P.A. ; Wolter, J.H. ; Hey, R.
more authors

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link:http://dx.doi.org/+10.1063/1.1833565 

We have experimentally achieved spin polarization by a lateral current in a single nonmagnetic semiconductor heterojunction. The effect does not require an applied magnetic field. The current-induced spin orientation can be seen as the inverse of the circular photogalvanic effect (also often referred to as spin photocurrents): the nonequilibrium spin changes its sign as the current reverses.

Published in:

Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:85 ,  Issue: 24 )