Spin-orbit interaction and weak localization in heterostructures

  title={Spin-orbit interaction and weak localization in heterostructures},
  author={Mikhail M. Glazov and Leonid E. Golub},
  journal={Semiconductor Science and Technology},
  • M. Glazov, L. Golub
  • Published 16 February 2009
  • Physics
  • Semiconductor Science and Technology
Theory of weak localization in two-dimensional high-mobility semiconductor systems is developed with allowance for the spin–orbit interaction. The obtained expressions for anomalous magnetoresistance are valid in the whole range of classically weak magnetic fields and for arbitrary strengths of bulk and structural inversion asymmetry contributions to the spin splitting. The theory serves for both diffusive and ballistic regimes of electron propagation taking into account coherent backscattering… Expand

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