Giant magneto-oscillations of electric-field-induced spin polarization in a two-dimensional electron gas

Maxim G. Vavilov
2005 Physical Review B  
We consider a disordered two-dimensional electron gas with spin-orbit coupling placed in a perpendicular magnetic field and calculate the magnitude and direction of the electric-field-induced spin polarization. We find that in strong magnetic fields the polarization becomes an oscillatory function of the magnetic field and that the amplitude of these oscillations is parametrically larger than the polarization at zero magnetic field. We show that the enhanced amplitude of the polarization is a
more » ... nsequence of strong electron-hole asymmetry in a quantizing magnetic field.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.72.195327 fatcat:4waf5ocfzfd3pad6pd3rjpr2um