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In transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers, the spin and valley degrees of freedom are strongly coupled. Here, the authors engineer a WSe2/MoSe2 heterostructure in which inter-valley transitions of interlayer excitons exhibit a giant splitting and near-unity polarization in a magnetic field.
Electric-field control of magnetization switching is highly promising for low-dissipation spintronics. Here, the authors propose an electrically induced topological phase transition mediated by spin orbit torques as attractive way to control magnetization in absence of longitudinal charge currents.