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Title: Induced spin polarization effect in graphene by ferromagnetic nanocontact

Chemically synthesized graphene contains large number of defects which act as localized spin moments at the defect sites. Cobalt nanosheets of variable thickness are grown on graphene surface to investigate spin/magnetotransport through graphene sheets containing large number of localized spins. Negative magnetoresistance (MR) is observed over the entire temperature range (5–300 K) for thin cobalt sheets, while a cross-over from negative to positive MR with increasing temperature is noticed for thicker cobalt sheets. The observed MR results are explained on the basis of recently reported spin polarization effect in graphene due to the presence of ferromagnetic atoms on the surface considering a spin valve like Co/graphene/Co nanostructures.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22413208
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COBALT; FERROMAGNETISM; GRAPHENE; MAGNETORESISTANCE; NANOSTRUCTURES; SHEETS; SPIN; SPIN ORIENTATION; SURFACES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE