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Taking control of spin currents

Conventional wisdom dictates that an electron's magnetic moment and momentum are strongly coupled only in materials made of heavy elements. An experiment demonstrates a striking counterexample. See Letter p.492

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Figure 1: Electron pathways that break inversion symmetry.


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Shen, ZX., Sobota, J. Taking control of spin currents. Nature 549, 464–465 (2017).

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