Orbital-Driven Rashba Effect in a Binary Honeycomb Monolayer AgTe.

  title={Orbital-Driven Rashba Effect in a Binary Honeycomb Monolayer AgTe.},
  author={Maximilian {\"U}nzelmann and H Bentmann and Philipp Eck and Tilman Kisslinger and Begmuhammet Geldiyev and Janek Rieger and Simon K. Moser and Raphael C. Vidal and Katharina Ki{\ss}ner and Lutz Hammer and M. Alexander Schneider and Thomas Fauster and Giorgio Sangiovanni and Domenico Di Sante and Friedrich Reinert},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={124 17},
The Rashba effect is fundamental to the physics of two-dimensional electron systems and underlies a variety of spintronic phenomena. It has been proposed that the formation of Rashba-type spin splittings originates microscopically from the existence of orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the Bloch wave functions. Here, we present detailed experimental evidence for this OAM-based origin of the Rashba effect by angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) and two-photon photoemission experiments for a… 

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