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Doppler speed gun for spins

An experimental technique based on Doppler velocimetry provides a detailed picture of electronic spins as they diffuse, drift and turn under the action of an electric field in a two-dimensional electron gas.

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Figure 1: Spins wound up.


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Vignale, G. Doppler speed gun for spins. Nature Phys 8, 115–116 (2012).

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