Spin-orbit interaction in InSb nanowires

I. Van Weperen, B. Tarasinski, D. Eeltink, V. S. Pribiag, S. R. Plissard, E. P.A.M. Bakkers, L. P. Kouwenhoven, M. Wimmer

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We use magnetoconductance measurements in dual-gated InSb nanowire devices, together with a theoretical analysis of weak antilocalization, to accurately extract spin-orbit strength. In particular, we show that magnetoconductance in our three-dimensional wires is very different compared to wires in two-dimensional electron gases. We obtain a large Rashba spin-orbit strength of 0.5-1eVÅ corresponding to a spin-orbit energy of 0.25-1meV. These values underline the potential of InSb nanowires in the study of Majorana fermions in hybrid semiconductor-superconductor devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number201413
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 29 2015
Externally publishedYes

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