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This article presents an overview of results pertaining to electronic structure, transport properties, and interaction effects in ballistic quantum wires with Rashba spin splitting. Limits of weak and strong spin–orbit coupling are distinguished, and spin properties of the electronic states elucidated. The case of strong Rashba spin splitting where the(More)
– We study spin precession due to Rashba spin splitting of electrons and holes in semiconductor quantum wells. Based on a simple analytical expression that we derive for the current modulation in a broad class of experimental situations of ferromagnet/nonmagnetic semiconductor/ferromagnet hybrid structures, we conclude that the Datta-Das spin transistor (i)(More)
We present an analysis of citations accrued over time by cohorts of patents from specific technology sectors (e.g., Electrical and Electronic) granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1998. In contrast to previous studies that did not differentiate patents by technology category, we observe an intrinsic citation rate that clearly(More)
The semiconductor quantum point contact has long been a focal point for studies of one-dimensional (1D) electron transport. Their electrical properties are typically studied using ac conductance methods, but recent work has shown that the dc conductance can be used to obtain additional information, with a density-dependent Landé effective g-factor recently(More)
We present a theory for spin-polarized transport through a generic organic polymer connected to ferromagnetic leads with arbitrary angle θ between their magnetization directions, taking into account the polaron and bipolaron states as effective charge and spin carriers. Within a diffusive description of polaron-bipolaron transport including(More)
We present a unified description of zitterbewegung-like phenomena for electron and hole systems showing Rashba spin splitting as well as for electrons in single-layer and bilayer graphene. The former class of systems can be interpreted as " nonrelativistic " whereas the latter are often called " ultrarelativistic " so that our unified description indicates(More)
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