Piezospin polarization of currents in nanostructures

Alexey A. Kovalev, Liviu P. Zĝrbo, Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, Gerrit E.W. Bauer, Jairo Sinova

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Torsional oscillations of a freestanding semiconductor beam are shown to cause spin-dependent oscillating potentials that spin polarize an applied charge current in the presence of intentional or disorder scattering potentials. We propose several realizations of mechanical spin generators and manipulators based on this piezospintronic effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036401
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 16
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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