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Band-gap induced electron-spin precession upon reflecting from ferromagnetic surfaces
Author(s): L. Joly; J. K. Ha; M. Alouani; J. Kortus; W. Weber
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Paper Abstract

Electrons with the spin polarization vector perpendicular to the magnetization direction are spin analyzed after reflection at a ferromagnetic surface. The spin polarization precesses around the magnetization and simultaneously the angle between spin polarization and magnetization is changed. This spin motion is explained by the existence of a gap in the electronic band structure of the ferromagnet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6479, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices IV, 647905 (2 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.696267
Show Author Affiliations
L. Joly, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (France)
J. K. Ha, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (France)
M. Alouani, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (France)
J. Kortus, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (France)
W. Weber, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6479:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices IV
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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