Interference of Aharonov-Bohm ring structures affected by spin-orbit interaction

Junsaku Nitta, Takaaki Koga, Hideaki Takayanagi

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Gate-controlled Aharonov-Bohm (AB) experiments are performed with two AB-ring samples with different ring diameters in the presence of spin-orbit interaction. For the larger AB-ring, the magnetoresistance at zero magnetic field [R(B = 0)] shows minima in the whole gate voltage range. In both larger and smaller AB-rings, R(B = 0) shows oscillatory behaviors as a function of the gate voltage. The possible reason for this oscillation can be attributed to the phase interference induced by the spin-orbit interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-757
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on the - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2001 Jul 302001 Aug 3


  • Aharonov-Bohm experiment
  • Spin interference
  • Spin-orbit interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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