Spin and angle resolved photoemission on non-magnetic low-dimensional systems

J Hugo Dil
2009 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter  
The electronic structure of non-magnetic low dimensional materials can acquire a spin structure due to the breaking of the inversion symmetry at the surface or interface. This so-called Rashba effect is a prime candidate for the manipulation of the electron spin without using any magnetic fields. This is crucial for the emerging field of spintronics, where the spin of the electron instead of its charge are used to transport or store information. Spin and angle-resolved photoemission is
more » ... mission is currently one of the main experimental methods to measure the spin-resolved electronic structure, which contains all the relevant information for spintronics. In this review, the technique of spin and angle-resolved photoemission will be explained and recent results on low dimensional non-magnetic structures will be discussed.
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/21/40/403001 pmid:21832402 fatcat:xjooytxm7vhoviliymixaotipe