Electron g-factor in semiconductor nanowires

2017. 12. 18. 14:15
Building F, Entrance III, seminar room of Department of Theoretical Physics
Dániel Varjas (Delft)

Title: "Orbital contributions to the electron g-factor in semiconductor nanowires"

Abstract: "Recent experiments on Majorana fermions in semiconductor nanowires revealed a surprisingly large electronic Lande g-factor, several times larger than the bulk value - contrary to the expectation that confinement reduces the g-factor. Here we assess the role of orbital contributions to the electron g-factor in nanowires and quantum dots. We show that an LS coupling in higher subbands leads to an enhancement of the g-factor of an order of magnitude or more for small effective mass semiconductors. We validate our theoretical finding with simulations of InAs and InSb, showing that the effect persists even if cylindrical symmetry is broken. A huge anisotropy of the enhanced g-factors under magnetic field rotation allows for a straightforward experimental test of this theory."