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Title: Control of Charge‐Spin Interconversion in van der Waals Heterostructures with Chiral Charge Density Waves

A charge density wave (CDW) represents an exotic state in which electrons are arranged in a long‐range ordered pattern in low‐dimensional materials. Although the understanding of the fundamental character of CDW is enriched after extensive studies, its practical application remains limited. Here, an unprecedented demonstration of a tunable charge‐spin interconversion (CSI) in graphene/1T‐TaS2van der Waals heterostructures is shown by manipulating the distinct CDW phases in 1T‐TaS2. Whereas CSI from spins polarized in all three directions is observed in the heterostructure when the CDW phase does not show commensurability, the output of one of the components disappears, and the other two are enhanced when the CDW phase becomes commensurate. The experimental observation is supported by first‐principles calculations, which evidence that chiral CDW multidomains in the heterostructure are at the origin of the switching of CSI. The results uncover a new approach for on‐demand CSI in low‐dimensional systems, paving the way for advanced spin‐orbitronic devices.

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