Spin-orbit pumping

  title={Spin-orbit pumping},
  author={Eirik Holm Fyhn and Jacob Linder},
  journal={Physical Review B},
We study theoretically the effect of a rotating electric field on a diffusive nanowire and find an effect that is analogous to spin pumping, which refers to the generation of spin through a rotating magnetic field. The electron spin couples to an external electric field because the particle motion induces an effective magnetic field in its rest frame. In a diffusive system the velocity of the particle, and therefore also its effecive magnetic field, rapidly and randomly changes direction… 

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