Organic Spin Electronics

Mike Coey 

Trinity College, Deptartment of Physics, College Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland


Organic Spin Electronics

Spintronics is a branch of electronics taking advantage of both charge and spin of the electrons. The field started in the 1980s with the discovery of giant magnetoresistance in metallic multilayers. It is actively developing and has been expanded to various materials including semiconductors, nanotubes and graphene, molecular and polymeric materials.

Spin dependent transport has been the object of intense research since the demonstration of magnetoresistive effects in metallic multilayers and magnetic tunnel junctions. The field has evolved to the extent that commercial applications for magnetic recording and electronic memory are now available. This was celebrated in 2007 with the Nobel prize to Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg. In the last few years the range of materials used for spin-devices has witnessed a dramatic broadening. Among others silicon, graphene and organic semiconductors have recently focused considerable efforts of the community. This symposium will be focused on the experimental and theoretical aspects of various spintronic phenomena with particular emphasis on material issues.


Related papers
  1. Growth and investigation of oxide heterostructures containing half-metallic Fe3O4

Presentation: Invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2009, Symposium 1, by Mike Coey
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2009

Submitted: 2009-06-08 15:28
Revised:   2009-06-12 11:53