Spin polarized current in Fe(001)|C60|Fe(001) junctions

Deniz Cakir (Speaker), Diana Otalvaro (Contributor), Brocks, G. (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

Organic spintronics offer the advantage of preserving the spin polarization of carriers, because of the weak spin-orbit interaction in organic materials, hence allowing for robust spin manipulation and readout. In agreement with experimental observations, ab initio calculations reveal an energy dependent spin-polarization at the interface of Fe (001) surface-C60 monolayer, resulting from the hybridization between ferromagnetic Fe d states and C60 n states. By ab-initio calculations we study whether spin polarization at the interface translates into a spin polarized current through a Fe (001)-C60-Fe(001) junction and, by extension, whether this system can perform as a spin filtering device.
Period4 Mar 2013
Event titleNWO/CW Study Group Meeting 2013: Chemistry in Relation to Physics and Materials Sciences
Event typeConference
LocationVeldhoven, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • METIS-298632