Molecular spin injection
Lead PI:Dr. Thomas Archer
Abstract:Spintronics exploits both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its fundamental electronic charge opening up many potential advantages over traditional electronics. Molecules for spintronics devices have the advantage of weak spin–orbit and hyperfine interactions, which leads to the possibility of preserving spin-coherence over times and distances much longer than in conventional metals or semiconductors. However injecting spins into molecules has proved to be problematic. This project aims to control the spin carrier transportation through organic spin devices, by fully investigating how the separate material components and the interfaces between the different layers affect the overall properties of the spin devices using both experiments and modeling.