Theory of Chirality Induced Spin Selectivity: Progress and Challenges

Ferdinand Evers*, Amnon Aharony, Nir Bar-Gill, Ora Entin-Wohlman, Per Hedegård, Oded Hod, Pavel Jelinek, Grzegorz Kamieniarz, Mikhail Lemeshko, Karen Michaeli, Vladimiro Mujica, Ron Naaman, Yossi Paltiel, Sivan Refaely-Abramson, Oren Tal, Jos Thijssen, Michael Thoss, Jan M. van Ruitenbeek, Latha Venkataraman, David H. WaldeckBinghai Yan, Leeor Kronik*

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A critical overview of the theory of the chirality-induced spin selectivity (CISS) effect, that is, phenomena in which the chirality of molecular species imparts significant spin selectivity to various electron processes, is provided. Based on discussions in a recently held workshop, and further work published since, the status of CISS effects—in electron transmission, electron transport, and chemical reactions—is reviewed. For each, a detailed discussion of the state-of-the-art in theoretical understanding is provided and remaining challenges and research opportunities are identified.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number2106629
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number13
Early online date22 Jan 2022
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2022

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  • chirality-induced spin selectivity
  • electron transmission
  • spintronics


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