Correlations and spin-orbit coupling: Spin waves without magnetism
Department of Physics
Abstract: Collective modes are dynamical excitations of the system. They are ubiquitous, sometimes unwanted and sometimes extremely useful. In this talk, I will demonstrate the novel collective-behavior in 2D systems with parity breaking spin-orbit coupling; with potential application to emerging technologies like spintronics/magnonics. These special modes, which we call the chiral-spin waves, exist without any time-reversal symmetry breaking in the system (no magnetism or externally applied field). I will discuss the properties of these modes, their propagation, their origin, their damping, and how to tune their properties with external knobs like a magnetic field. We will also see a couple of experiments that support this idea.
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