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Chirality tweaks spins in tellurium

Spins become polarized along their momenta when travelling through chiral tellurium nanowires. The signs of chirality and current determine the orientations of polarized spins while the spin density can be tuned by electrical gating, current and external magnetic field.

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Fig. 1: Schematic of spin textures in Rashba systems and chiral systems with helical structures.


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Yang, SH. Chirality tweaks spins in tellurium. Nat. Mater. 21, 494–495 (2022).

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