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It is commonly believed that solids with spatial inversion symmetry do not display spin–orbit effects. However, first-principles calculations now reveal unexpected spin structure for centrosymmetric crystals.

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  1. Bart Partoens is in the Department of Physics, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium

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