Wave-particle duality of electrons with spin-momentum locking

  title={Wave-particle duality of electrons with spin-momentum locking},
  author={Dario Bercioux and Tineke L. van den Berg and Dario Ferraro and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Rech and Thibaut Jonckheere and Thierry Martin},
  journal={European Physical Journal Plus},
We investigate the effects of spin-momentum locking on the interference and diffraction patterns due to a double- or single-slit in an electronic Gedankenexperiment. We show that the inclusion of the spin-degree-of-freedom, when coupled to the motion direction of the carrier—a typical situation that occurs in systems with spin–orbit interaction—leads to a modification of the interference and diffraction patterns that depend on the geometrical parameters of the system. 
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