Spin-orbit coupling assisted by flexural phonons in graphene

Ochoa, H. and Neto, A. H. Castro and Falko, Vladimir and Guinea, F. (2012) Spin-orbit coupling assisted by flexural phonons in graphene. Physical review B, 86 (24). ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

We analyze the couplings between spins and phonons in graphene. We present a complete analysis of the possible couplings between spins and flexural, out-of-plane, vibrations. From tight-binding models, we obtain analytical and numerical estimates of their strength. We show that dynamical effects, induced by quantum and thermal fluctuations, significantly enhance the spin-orbit gap.

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Journal Article
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Physical review B
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©2012 American Physical Society
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63603
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22 Apr 2013 09:03
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