Photo-spintronics of spin-orbit active electric weak links

R. I. Shekhter, O. Entin-Wohlman, M. Jonson, A. Aharony

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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
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2017


FundersFunder number
Israel Ministry of Science and Technology3-11173
Israel Science Foundation


    • Spin-orbit interactions
    • Spintronics


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