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Keywords:

  • spintronics;
  • fullerene;
  • magnetoresistance;
  • spin tunnelling;
  • carbon electronics.
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Carbon-based spin valves, composed of a C60 layer sandwiched between two magnetic materials show room temperature spin transport for a fullerene thickness up to 30 nm. This result, interpreted by a multistep tunnelling transport model, represents an advance in the field of carbon spintronics.