Noncollinear spin-orbit magnetic fields in a carbon nanotube double quantum dot
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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.
Hels , M C , Braunecker , B , Grove-Rasmussen , K & Nygård , J 2016 , ' Noncollinear spin-orbit magnetic fields in a carbon nanotube double quantum dot ' Physical Review Letters , vol 117 , 276802 . DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.276802
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Funding: Carlsberg Foundation, the European Commission FP7 project SE2ND, the Danish Research Councils, and the Danish National Research Foundation.