Spin-orbit coupling, quantum dots, and qubits in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides

  title={Spin-orbit coupling, quantum dots, and qubits in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides},
  author={Andor Korm'anyos and Viktor Z'olyomi and N D Drummond and Guido Burkard},
  journal={Physical Review X},
We derive an effective Hamiltonian that describes the dynamics of electrons in the conduction band of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC) in the presence of perpendicular electric and magnetic fields. We discuss in detail both the intrinsic and the Bychkov-Rashba spin-orbit coupling induced by an external electric field. We point out interesting differences in the spin-split conduction band between different TMDC compounds. An important consequence of the strong intrinsic spin… Expand
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