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Room-Temperature Spin Transport in C60-Based Spin Valves

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  • Marco Gobbi,

    1. CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, 20018 Donostia–San Sebastian, Spain
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  • Federico Golmar,

    1. CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, 20018 Donostia–San Sebastian, Spain
    2. on leave from I.N.T.I.–CONICET, Av. Gral. Paz 5445, Ed. 42, B1650JKA, San Martín, Bs As, Argentina
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  • Roger Llopis,

    1. CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, 20018 Donostia–San Sebastian, Spain
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  • Fèlix Casanova,

    1. CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, 20018 Donostia–San Sebastian, Spain
    2. IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
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  • Luis E. Hueso

    Corresponding author
    1. CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, 20018 Donostia–San Sebastian, Spain
    2. IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
    • CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, 20018 Donostia–San Sebastian, Spain.
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Abstract

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.

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