Observation of correlated spin-orbit order in a strongly anisotropic quantum wire system.


Quantum wires with spin-orbit coupling provide a unique opportunity to simultaneously control the coupling strength and the screened Coulomb interactions where new exotic phases of matter can be explored. Here we report on the observation of an exotic spin-orbit density wave in Pb-atomic wires on Si(557) surfaces by mapping out the evolution of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9118


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