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Spin surprise in carbon

Spintronics is an emerging branch of electronics that exploits electrons' spin, rather than charge. In carbon nanotubes, the coupling of this spin with electron motion could offer a desirable way to control quantum information.

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Figure 1: Spin–orbit coupling of electrons in carbon nanotubes.


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Brataas, A. Spin surprise in carbon. Nature 452, 419–420 (2008).

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