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Portrait of Martin Leijnse; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Martin Leijnse

Professor, Member of NanoLund Management Group

Portrait of Martin Leijnse; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Electrical control of spins and giant g-factors in ring-like coupled quantum dots


  • H. Potts
  • I.–J. Chen
  • A. Tsintzis
  • M. Nilsson
  • S. Lehmann
  • K. A. Dick
  • M. Leijnse
  • C. Thelander

Summary, in English

Emerging theoretical concepts for quantum technologies have driven a continuous search for structures where a quantum state, such as spin, can be manipulated efficiently. Central to many concepts is the ability to control a system by electric and magnetic fields, relying on strong spin-orbit interaction and a large g-factor. Here, we present a mechanism for spin and orbital manipulation using small electric and magnetic fields. By hybridizing specific quantum dot states at two points inside InAs nanowires, nearly perfect quantum rings form. Large and highly anisotropic effective g-factors are observed, explained by a strong orbital contribution. Importantly, we find that the orbital contributions can be efficiently quenched by simply detuning the individual quantum dot levels with an electric field. In this way, we demonstrate not only control of the effective g-factor from 80 to almost 0 for the same charge state, but also electrostatic change of the ground state spin.


  • Solid State Physics
  • NanoLund: Center for Nanoscience
  • Centre for Analysis and Synthesis

Publishing year





Nature Communications





Document type

Journal article


Nature Publishing Group


  • Condensed Matter Physics




  • ISSN: 2041-1723