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Inelastic-impurity-scattering-induced spin texture and topological transitions in surface electron waves
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Theory.
2015 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 92, no 12, 125405Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Inelastic scattering off magnetic impurities in a spin-chiral two-dimensional electron gas, e.g., the Rashba system, is shown to generate topological changes in the spin texture of the electron waves emanating from the scattering center. While elastic scattering gives rise to a purely in-plane spin texture for an in-plane magnetic scattering potential, out-of-plane components emerge upon activation of inelastic scattering processes. This property leads to a possibility to make controlled transitions between trivial and nontrivial topologies of the spin texture.

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Uppsala Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, SE-75121 Uppsala, Sweden., 2015. Vol. 92, no 12, 125405
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-264135DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.125405ISI: 000360885400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-264135DiVA: diva2:859178
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Available from: 2015-10-06 Created: 2015-10-06 Last updated: 2015-10-06Bibliographically approved

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