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Experimental consequences of persistent currents due to the Berry phase

Loss, D. and Goldbart, P. M.. (1996) Experimental consequences of persistent currents due to the Berry phase. Physics letters. A, Vol. 215, H. 3-4. pp. 197-204.

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Abstract

It has recently been proposed that a mesoscopic ring of normal metal or semiconductor should exhibit equilibrium persistent currents of charge and spin, when embedded in an inhomogeneous magnetic field. The origin of these phenomena lies in the coupling between spin and orbital motion due to the Zeeman interaction, and the resulting geometric phase acquired during orbital motion. We present expressions for the ground state charge and spin currents for systems of many spin-1/2 fermions moving in a one-dimensional ring, and give numerical estimates of the magnitudes of the currents, and also of the electric field which results from the spin current.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretische Physik Mesoscopics (Loss)
UniBasel Contributors:Loss, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:North-Holland
ISSN:0375-9601
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:55

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