Graphene nanoring as a tunable source of polarized electrons



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Munarriz, J. and Domínguez-Adame Acosta, Francisco and Orellana, P. A. and Malyshev, Andrey (2012) Graphene nanoring as a tunable source of polarized electrons. Nanotechnology, 23 (20). ISSN 0957-4484

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We propose a novel spin filter based on a graphene nanoring fabricated above a ferromagnetic strip. The exchange interaction between the magnetic moments of the ions in the ferromagnet and the electron spin splits the electronic states, and gives rise to spin polarization of the conductance and the total electric current. We demonstrate that both the current and its polarization can be controlled by a side-gate voltage. This opens the possibility to use the proposed device as a tunable source of polarized electrons.

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© 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd Printed in the UK & the USA.
Work at Madrid was supported by MICINN (projects Mosaico and MAT2010-17180). PAO acknowledges support from FODNECYT (project 1100560).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanoribbons, Devices, Zigzag
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:27285
Deposited On:13 Nov 2014 08:32
Last Modified:16 Jun 2015 17:32

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