Noncollinear spin-orbit magnetic fields in a carbon nanotube double quantum dot

Morten Canth Hels, Bernd Braunecker, Kasper Grove-Rasmussen, Jesper Nygård

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We demonstrate experimentally that noncollinear intrinsic spin-orbit magnetic fields can be realized in a curved carbon nanotube two-segment device. Each segment, analyzed in the quantum dot regime, shows near fourfold degenerate shell structure allowing for identification of the spin-orbit coupling and the angle between the two segments. Furthermore, we determine the four unique spin directions of the quantum states for specific shells and magnetic fields. This class of quantum dot systems is particularly interesting when combined with induced superconducting correlations as it may facilitate unconventional superconductivity and detection of Cooper pair entanglement. Our device comprises the necessary elements.
Original languageEnglish
Article number276802
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number27
Early online date28 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2016


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