|Title:||The rise of spinterface science
|Authors:||S. Sanvito, 2010|
|Abstract:|| Little is known about the mechanisms that govern the injection of spins into organic molecules. A new study suggests that the metal/organic interface is key, paving the way for a new field in which interfaces are specifically designed for spin applications. This is this field of 'spinterface' science.
Transferring spins between two materials with very different conductivities is usually difficult1. And so the fact that one can inject spins from a ferromagnetic metal into an organic semiconductor2, 3 — two systems in which the electronic properties and structure are about as different from each other as it is possible for two materials to be — has puzzled researchers working in the field of organic spintronics for over a decade.|
|ICHEC Project:||Theory of ferromagnetism in diluted and defective oxides|
|Publication:||Nature Physics 6, 562 - 564|