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Spin-galvanic effect in quantum wells

Ganichev, Sergey, Ivchenko, Eougenious, Belkov, Vassilij, Tarasenko, Sergey, Sollinger, M., Schowalter, Dieter, Weiss, Dieter, Wegscheider, Werner and Prettl, Wilhelm (2003) Spin-galvanic effect in quantum wells. Journal of Superconductivity: Incorporating Novel Magnetism 16 (2), pp. 369-372.

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It is shown that a homogeneous nonequlibrium spin polarization in semiconductor heterostructures results in an electric current. The microscopic origin of the effect is an inherent asymmetry of spin-flip scattering in systems with lifted spin degeneracy caused by k-linear
terms in the Hamiltonian.

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Item type:Article
Date:April 2003
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics > Professor Ganichev > Group Sergey Ganichev
Keywords:optical orientation; spin relaxation; spin-flip scattering
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:2170
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