The Organic Spintronics group is led by Prof. Mats Fahlman. The research in the group is divided in two areas: the study and design of hybrid organic spintronic interfaces with the aim to understand and improve devices such as hybrid spin-valves and spin-polarized transistors; and the development and study of thin film organic-based semi-conducting magnets with the aim to understand and tune materials properties to enable efficient organic spintronic device design and fabrication.
Hybrid Organic Spintronic Interfaces
Mats Fahlman, Shengwei Shi, Yiqiang Zhan
Hybrid organic spintronic devices such as spin-valves currently are being developed. A key factor in understanding and improving device performance is the optimization of spin-polarized charge injection at the electrode-organic interfaces. We study the energetics and magnetic properties of such interfaces and how they can be tuned by thin barrier layers.
Thin Film Organic-based Semi-conducting Magnets
Elin Carlegrim, Mats Fahlman
An exciting development in organic spintronics is the demonstration of organic-based semi-conducting room-temperature magnets that potentially would allow for all-organic flexible spintronic applications. A key component in realizing such applications is the continuing development of thin film deposition of these materials. Our efforts are focused on developing such techniques compatible with UHV conditions in order to carry out characterization of surfaces and interfaces of such materials as well as design and fabricate prototype devices.
Last updated: 2011-04-11