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Physical Review B
Using a quasi-Corbino geometry to directly study electron transport between spin-split edge states, we find a pronounced hysteresis in the I-V curves, originating from slow relaxation processes. We attribute this long-time relaxation to the formation of a dynamic nuclear polarization near the sample edge. The determined characteristic relaxation times are 25 s and 200 s which points to the presence of two different relaxation mechanisms. The two time constants are ascribed to the formation of adoi:10.1103/physrevb.69.115330 fatcat:gaielxnlcrfxnjsi23mvarlvua