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

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

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


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
OrganiserNetherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
LocationVeldhoven, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


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