Electronic spin working mechanically (Review Article)

R. I. Shekhter, L. Y. Gorelik, I. V. Krive, M. N. Kiselev, S. I. Kulinich, A. V. Parafilo, K. Kikoin, M. Jonson

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Abstract

A single-electron tunneling (SET) device with a nanoscale central island that can move with respect to the bulk source- and drain electrodes allows for a nanoelectromechanical (NEM) coupling between the electrical current through the device and mechanical vibrations of the island. Although an electromechanical "shuttle" instability and the associated phenomenon of single-electron shuttling were predicted more than 15 years ago, both theoretical and experimental studies of NEM-SET structures are still carried out. New functionalities based on quantum coherence, Coulomb correlations and coherent electron-spin dynamics are of particular current interest. In this article we present a short review of recent activities in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-614
Number of pages15
JournalLow Temperature Physics
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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