Spin relaxation in wurtzite nanowires

  title={Spin relaxation in wurtzite nanowires},
  author={Michael Kammermeier and Paul Thomas Wenk and Florian Dirnberger and Dominique Bougeard and John Schliemann},
  journal={Physical Review B},
We theoretically investigate the D’yakonov-Perel’ spin-relaxation properties in diffusive wurtzite semiconductor nanowires and their impact on the quantum correction to the conductivity. Although the lifetime of the long-lived spin states is limited by the dominant k-linear spin-orbit contributions in the bulk, these terms show almost no effect in the finite-size nanowires. Here, the spin lifetime is essentially determined by the small k-cubic spin-orbit terms and nearly independent of the wire… Expand
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