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When measured spin polarization is not spin polarization
Christian Binek Publications
  • Peter Dowben, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Ning Wu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Christian Binek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER; doi:10.1088/0953-8984/23/17/171001


Copyright 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd

Spin polarization is an unusually ambiguous scientific idiom and, as such, is rarely well defined. A given experimental methodology may allow one to quantify a spin polarization but only in its particular context. As one might expect, these ambiguities sometimes give rise to inappropriate interpretations when comparing the spin polarizations determined through different methods. The spin polarization of CrO2 and Cr2O3 illustrate some of the complications which hinders comparisons of spin polarization values.
Citation Information
Peter Dowben, Ning Wu and Christian Binek. "When measured spin polarization is not spin polarization" (2011)
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