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Title: Spin filtering in a two-dimensional electron gas device with asymmetric spatially spread magnetic-electric barriers
Authors: Jalil, M.B.A. 
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2005
Source: Jalil, M.B.A. (2005-01-15). Spin filtering in a two-dimensional electron gas device with asymmetric spatially spread magnetic-electric barriers. Journal of Applied Physics 97 (2) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1835568
Abstract: We calculate, based on the effective mass Hamiltonian, the spin dependence of ballistic transport through a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) under the influence of an electric U and a pair of magnetic B barriers with finite spatial width. The spin polarization of electron transmission P is strongly dependent on the degree of asymmetry in the magnetic barriers. An asymmetry in the B barrier widths and heights which conserves the magnetic vector potential A along the conduction path leads to a low P of less than 1% in the high transmission region. If conservation of A is broken, much higher P values of up to 30% is achievable but at the cost of increasing the energy threshold Eth. Finally, we suggest a scheme which utilizes a thin break in the 2DEG conduction path to achieve a comparable modulation of P of 25%, while conserving A and maintaining Eth at moderate electron energies. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Journal of Applied Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/57480
ISSN: 00218979
DOI: 10.1063/1.1835568
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