Selected Publications


  1. Inverse Edelstein Effect – a heuristic derivation, R. Raimondi, Ka Shen, and G. Vignale, Acta Physica Polonica A (in press, 2015).
  2. Spin entanglement in atoms and molecules, S. Pittalis, F. Troiani, C. A. Rozzi, G. Vignale , Phys. Rev. B 91, 075109 (2015). arXiv:1409.0363
  3. Kondo effect and non-Fermi liquid behavior in Dirac and Weyl semimetals, A. Principi, G. Vignale, and E. Rossi, submitted to Physical Review Letters (2015). arXiv:1410.8532
  4. Current-induced spin polarization at the surface of metallic films: a theorem and an ab initio calculation, I. V. Tokatly, E. E. Krasovskii, and Giovanni Vignale, Phys. Rev. B 91, 035403 (2015). arXiv:1410.3693
  5. The intrinsic charge and spin conductivities of doped graphene in the Fermi-Liquid regime, A. Principi and G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. B 91, 205423 (2015). arXiv:1501.00555
  6. Plasmon modes of the massive Dirac plasmons and their superlattices, R. Sachdeva, A. Thakur, G. Vignale, and A. Agarwal, Phys. Rev. B 2015 (in press). arXiv:1502.07670
  7. Spin current swapping in the two dimensional electron gas, Ka Shen, R. Raimondi, and G. Vignale, submitted to Phys. Rev. B. (2015). arXiv:1502.01128
  8. Plasmons in spin polarized graphene: a new way to measure spin polarization, A. Agarwal and G. Vignale, submitted to Phys. Rev. B. (2015). arXiv:1505.01095
  9. Anisotropic magnetoresistance driven by surface spin orbit scattering, Steven S. ÐL. Zhang, G. Vignale and Shufeng Zhang, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015). arXiv:1504.03310
  10. Magnetic fluctuations driven insulator-to-metal transition in CaIr1-xRuxO3, J. Gunasekera, L. Harriger, A. Dahal, T. Heitmann, G. Vignale, D. K. Singh, Submitted to Nature Communications (2015). arXiv:1504.06901
  11. Violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law in hydrodynamic electron liquids, A. Principi and G. Vignale, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. arXiv:1406.2940


  1. How many-body effects modify the van der Waals interaction between graphene sheets, John F. Dobson, Tim Gould, Giovanni Vignale, Phys. Rev. X 4, 021040 (2014). arXiv:1306.4716
  2. Density Functional Theory of Thermoelectric Phenomena, F. G. Eich, Massimiliano Di Ventra, and G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 196401 (2014). arXiv:1308.2311
  3. Derivation of effective spin-orbit Hamiltonians and spin lifetimes, with application to SrTiO3 heterostructures”, Cuneyt Sahin, G. Vignale and M. E. Flatte’, Phys. Rev. B 89, 155402 (2014). arXiv:1311.2344
  4. Inverse Edelstein Effect, Ka Shen, G. Vignale, R. Raimondi , Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 096601 (2014). arXiv:1311.6513
  5. A Corbino disk viscometer for 2D quantum electron liquids, Andrea Tomadin, Giovanni Vignale, Marco Polini, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 235901 (2014). arXiv:1401.0938
  6. Current reversals in rapidly rotating ultra-cold Fermi gases, K. Bencheikh, S. Medjedel, G. Vignale , Phys. Rev. A 89, 063620 (2014). arXiv:1402.1808
  7. Dynamical many-body corrections to the residual resistivity of metals, V. U. Nazarov, G. Vignale, Y. -C. Chang, Phys. Rev. B 89, 241108(R) (2014). Selected for a Viewpoint in Physics.
  8. The quasiparticle lifetime in a doped graphene sheet, Marco Polini, Giovanni Vignale, arXiv:1404.5728.
  9. Long-lived spin plasmons in a spin-polarized two-dimensional electron gas, A. Agarwal, M. Polini, G. Vignale, and Michael E. Flatte’, Phys. Rev. B 90, 155409 (2014).
  10.  Spin Hall and Edelstein effects in metallic films: from 2D to 3D, J. Borge, C. Gorini, G. Vignale, and R. Raimondi, Phys. Rev. B 89, 245443 (2014). arXiv:1403.4195
  11. Luttinger field approach to thermoelectric transport in nanoscale conductors, F. G. Eich, A. Principi, M. Di Ventra, and G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. B 90, 115116 (2014). (Editors’ suggestion). arXiv:1407.2061
  12. Theory of coupled spin-charge transport due to spin-orbit interaction in inhomogeneous two-dimensional electron liquids, K. Shen, R. Raimondi, G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. B. 90, 245302 (2014). arXiv:1409.1202
  13. Plasmon losses due to electron-phonon scattering: the case of graphene encapsulated in hexagonal Boron Nitride, Alessandro Principi, Matteo Carrega, Mark Lundeberg, Achim Woessner, Frank H.L. Koppens, Giovanni Vignale, Marco Polini, Phys. Rev. B 90, 165408 (2014). (Editor’s choice). arXiv:1408.1653
  14. Highly confined low-loss plasmons in graphene-boron nitride heterostructures, Achim Woessner, Mark B. Lundeberg, Yuanda Gao, Alessandro Principi, Pablo Alonso-Gonz‡lez, Matteo Carrega, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Giovanni Vignale, Marco Polini, James Hone, Rainer Hillenbrand, Frank H.L. Koppens, Nature Materials (2014) DOI: 10.1038/NMAT416. arXiv:1409.5674


  1. Comment on Density and Physical Current Density Functional Theory by Xiao-Yin-Pan and Viraht Sahni, G, Vignale, C. A. Ullrich and K. Capelle, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 113, 1422 (2013). arXiv:1208.4182
  2. Anomalous spin precession and spin Hall effect in semiconductor quantum wells, Xintao Bi, Peiru He, E. M. Hankiewicz, R. Winkler, G. Vignale, and D. Culcer, Phys. Rev. B 88, 035316 (2013). arXiv:1212.6262
  3. Interacting drift-diffusion theory for photoexcited electron-hole gratings in semiconductor quantum wells, Ka Shen and G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 096601 (2013). arxiv:1212.1933
  4. Intrinsic spin Hall effect at oxide interfaces: Role of transverse wave functions, L. H. Hayden, R. Raimondi, M. E. Flatte’ and G. Vignale, PRB 88, 075405 (2013). arXiv:1304.3476
  5. Intrinsic Lifetime of Dirac Plasmons in Graphene, Alessandro Principi, Giovanni Vignale, Matteo Carrega, Marco Polini, Phys. Rev. B 88, 195405 (2013). arXiv:1305.4666
  6. Collective Spin-Hall Effect for Electron-Hole Gratings, Ka Shen, G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 136602 (2013). arXiv:1306.0889
  7. Spin-orbit interaction induced singularity of the charge density relaxation propagator, A. Matos-Abiague, J. Fabian, F. M. Peeters, G. Vignale, S. M. Badalyan, Phys. Rev. B 88, 195402 (2013). arXiv:1308.3264
  8. Unified Boltzmann-transport theory for the drag resistivity close to an interlayer-interaction-driven second-order phase transition, M.P. Mink, H.T.C. Stoof, R.A. Duine, Marco Polini, G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. B 88, 235311 (2013). arXiv:1306.5078
  9. The impact of disorder on Dirac plasmon losses, Alessandro Principi, Giovanni Vignale, Matteo Carrega, Marco Polini, Physical Review B 88, 121405(R) (2013). arXiv:1307.7371
  10. Transverse and longitudinal gradients of the spin magnetization in Spin-Density-Functional Theory, F. G. Eich, S. Pittalis, G. Vignale, Physical Review B 88, 245102 (2013). (Editors’ suggestion). arXiv:1309.4905


  1. Spin-orbit interaction from low-symmetry localized defects in semiconductors, Oleg Chalaev, M. FlatteÕ and G. Vignale, Europhys. Lett. 98, 17013 (2012). arXiv:1105.5674
  2. Probing the topological exciton condensate via Coulomb drag, M. P. Mink, H. T. C. Stoof, R.A. Duine, Marco Polini, G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 186402 (2012). arXiv:1108.2298
  3. Short-time spin dynamics in strongly correlated few-fermion systems, S. Peotta, D. Rossini, P. Silvi, G. Vignale, R. Fazio, and M. Polini, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 245302 (2012). arXiv:1110.1568
  4. Spin-orbit interaction in a two-dimensional electron gas: a SU(2) formulation, R. Raimondi, P. Schwab, C. Gorini and G. Vignale, Annalen der Physik 524, 153 (2012). arXiv:1110.5279
  5. Doppler Speed Gun for Spins, G. Vignale, Nature Physics 8, 111 (2012).
  6.  Flexoelectric phase shifter for spin waves, Tianyu Liu and G. Vignale, Journal of Applied Physics 111, 083907 (2012).
  7. Electron-Electron Interactions in Artificial Graphene, E. RŠsŠnen, C. A. Rozzi, S. Pittalis, and G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 246803 (2012). arXiv:1201.1734
  8. Spin transport in a unitary Fermi gas close to the BCS transition, M. P. Mink, V. P. J. Jacobs, Marco Polini, G. Vignale, H. T. C. Stoof, R. A. Duine, Physical Review A 86, 063631 (2012). arXiv:1207.4668

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