Strain-induced coupling of spin current to nanomechanical oscillations

A. G. Mal'shukov*, C. S. Tang, Chon-Saar Chu, K. A. Chao

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We propose a setup which allows us to couple the electron spin degree of freedom to the mechanical motions of a nanomechanical system not involving any of the ferromagnetic components. The proposed method employs the strain-induced spin-orbit interaction of electrons in narrow gap semiconductors. We have shown how this method can be used for detection and manipulation of the spin flow through a suspended rod in a nanomechanical device.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107203
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2 Sep 2005

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