The search in two-dimensional condensed matter systems of Rashba-type spin-polarized electronic states is aimed by the possibility to control and manipulate the spin orientation. In this Letter, for the first time, we report on the experimental evidence of a Rashba-type spin splitting in the n ¼ 1 image potential state. The image potential state Rashba splitting here measured at the graphene/Ir(111) interface, as confirmed by theoretical considerations, can be detectable to any metal surface with a significant spin-orbit coupling.

Rashba spin-orbit coupling in image potential states / Tognolini, S.; Achilli, S.; Longetti, L.; Fava, E.; Mariani, Carlo; Trioni, M.  . i.; Pagliara, S.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - 115:4(2015), pp. 046801-1-046801-5. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.046801]

Rashba spin-orbit coupling in image potential states

MARIANI, CARLO;
2015

Abstract

The search in two-dimensional condensed matter systems of Rashba-type spin-polarized electronic states is aimed by the possibility to control and manipulate the spin orientation. In this Letter, for the first time, we report on the experimental evidence of a Rashba-type spin splitting in the n ¼ 1 image potential state. The image potential state Rashba splitting here measured at the graphene/Ir(111) interface, as confirmed by theoretical considerations, can be detectable to any metal surface with a significant spin-orbit coupling.
2015
Surface states; graphene; image potential states; non-linear photoelectron spectroscopy
01 Pubblicazione su rivista::01a Articolo in rivista
Rashba spin-orbit coupling in image potential states / Tognolini, S.; Achilli, S.; Longetti, L.; Fava, E.; Mariani, Carlo; Trioni, M.  . i.; Pagliara, S.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - 115:4(2015), pp. 046801-1-046801-5. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.046801]
File allegati a questo prodotto
File Dimensione Formato  
Mariani_Rashba-spin-orbit.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione editoriale (versione pubblicata con il layout dell'editore)
Licenza: Tutti i diritti riservati (All rights reserved)
Dimensione 566 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
566 kB Adobe PDF

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/788397
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 22
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 22
social impact