Image-potential-induced spin-orbit interaction in one-dimensional electron systems

  title={Image-potential-induced spin-orbit interaction in one-dimensional electron systems},
  author={Yasha Gindikin and Vladimir A. Sablikov},
We study the spin-orbit interaction effects in a one-dimensional electron system that result from the image charges in a nearby metallic gate. The nontrivial property of the image-potential-induced spin-orbit interaction (iSOI) is that it directly depends on the electron density because of which a positive feedback arises between the electron density and the iSOI magnitude. As a result, the system becomes unstable against the density fluctuations under certain conditions. In addition, the iSOI… 

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