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Strong spin-dependent negative differential resistance in composite graphene superlattices

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Munarriz, J. y Gaul, C. y Malyshev, Andrey y Orellana, P. A. y Mueller, C. A. y Domínguez-Adame Acosta, Francisco (2013) Strong spin-dependent negative differential resistance in composite graphene superlattices. Physical Review B, 88 (15). ISSN 0163-1829

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URL Oficial: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.88.155423


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We find clear signatures of spin-dependent negative differential resistance in compound systems comprising a graphene nanoribbon and a set of ferromagnetic insulator strips deposited on top of it. The periodic array of ferromagnetic strips induces a proximity exchange splitting of the electronic states in graphene, resulting in the appearance of a superlattice with a spin-dependent energy spectrum. The electric current through the device can be highly polarized and both the current and its polarization manifest nonmonotonic dependence on the bias voltage. The device operates therefore as an Esaki spin diode, which opens possibilities to design new spintronic circuits.


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© 2013 American Physical Society.
Work in Madrid was supported by the MICINN (Project No. MAT2010-17180). Research of C.G. was supported by the PICATA postdoctoral fellowship from the Moncloa Campus of International Excellence (UCM-UPM). P.A.O. acknowledges financial support from the FONDECYT (Grant No. 1100560).

Palabras clave:Transport, Devices
Materias:Ciencias > Física > Física de materiales
Código ID:27162
Depositado:23 Oct 2014 08:53
Última Modificación:12 Feb 2018 18:51

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