Nanomechanics of a magnetic shuttle device
Journal article, 2014

We show that self sustained mechanical vibrations in a model magnetic shuttle device can be driven by both the charge and the spin accumulated on the movable central island of the device. Different scenarios for how spin- and charge-induced shuttle instabilities may develop are discussed and shown to depend on whether there is a Coulomb blockade of tunneling or not. The crucial role of electronic spin flips in a magnetically driven shuttle is established and shown to cause giant magnetoresistance and dynamic magnetostriction effects.

Spin-polarized transport

Nanoelectromechanical systems

Shuttle systems


Sergeij I. Kulinich

University of Gothenburg

Leonid Gorelik

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

A. V. Parafilo

University of Gothenburg

Robert I. Shekhter

University of Gothenburg

YungWoo Park

Seoul National University

Mats Jonson

University of Gothenburg

Fizika Nizkih Temperatur

0132-6414 (ISSN) 1816-0328 (eISSN)

Vol. 40 10 1161-1169

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