Electronic spin working mechanically (Review Article)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

A single-electron tunneling (SET) device with a nanoscale central island that can move with respect to the bulk source- and drain electrodes allows for a nanoelectromechanical (NEM) coupling between the electrical current through the device and mechanical vibrations of the island. Although an electromechanical “shuttle” instability and the associated phenomenon of single-electron shuttling were predicted more than 15 years ago, both theoretical and experimental studies of NEM-SET structures are still carried out. New functionalities based on quantum coherence, Coulomb correlations and coherent electron-spin dynamics are of particular current interest. In this article we present a short review of recent activities in this area.

spintronics

single electron tunneling

nanoelectromechanics

Författare

Robert I. Shekhter

Göteborgs universitet

Leonid Gorelik

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Ilya V. Krive

B Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering Nasu

Kharkiv National University

M. N. Kiselev

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Sergeij I. Kulinich

B Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering Nasu

Anton V. Parafilo

B Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering Nasu

K. Kikoin

Tel Aviv University

Mats Jonson

Göteborgs universitet

Low Temperature Physics

1063-777X (ISSN) 1090-6517 (eISSN)

Vol. 40 600-614

Ämneskategorier

Den kondenserade materiens fysik

DOI

10.1063/1.4887060