Giant super poissonian shot noise in spin-polarized SET structures
Journal article, 2007

We study transport of spin-polarized electrons through a magnetic single-electron transistor (SET) in the presence of an external magnetic field. Assuming the SET to have a nanometer-sized central island with a single electron level, we find that the zero-frequency shot noise diverges as the on-dot spin-flip rate goes to zero, provided the source and drain leads are completely polarized in the same direction. We present an analytical expression for the low-frequency super-Poissonian shot noise that allows one to specify the necessary conditions for the experimental observation of the phenomenon. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.


single electron tunneling

shot noise


Leonid Gorelik

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Sergeij I. Kulinich

Robert I. Shekhter

University of Gothenburg

Mats Jonson

University of Gothenburg

V. M. Vinokur

Low Temperature Physics

Vol. 33 9 757-761

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