BGU Physics Department

Colloquium, Nov. 7th, 2013

Spintro-Mechanics of Single-Electronic Nanostructures

Robert Shekhter, Department of Physics, Goteborg University, Sweden

Coupling between electronic and mechanical degrees of freedom in nano-electro-mechanical (NEM) devices is considered beyond the weak coupling limit. New device operations caused by polaronic NEM coupling are suggested for suspended nanowire-based electric weak links. Those are a) mechanically induced magneto conductance of 1D nanowire, and b) effect of mechanically controlled spin-splitting of electronic waves caused by Rashba interaction in a bended nanowire [1, 2].

1. R.I.Shekhter, L.Y.Gorelik, L.I.Glazman & M.Jonson, PRL 97, 156801 (2006).
2. R.I.Shekhter, O.Entin-Wohlman & A.Aharony, arXiv:1306.5125v1 21 Jun 2013.