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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Graphene spin transport takes a step forward towards application

A recent article from the Graphene Flagship outlines how the strong collaborative ethos of this largescale European research initiative is accelerating developments in new graphene-based technologies. Among the featured papers are two by ICN2 group leaders ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche and ICREA Prof. Sergio O. Valenzuela.

The Graphene Flagship represents a new form of coordinated research on an unprecedented scale, forming Europe’s biggest ever research initiative. In testament to this unique approach, three papers from Flagship research groups approaching spin lifetime anisotropy from different perspectives have been published in quick succession in these last months of the year, two of which report research carried out at the ICN2.

The first to be published, with the title ‘Giant Spin Lifetime Anisotropy in Graphene Induced by Proximity Effects’, reports theoretical work led by ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience  Group, with lead author Aron Cummings. Published in Physics Review Letters, this work was previously reported in these pages here.

The second ICN2 paper, with the title ‘Strongly anisotropic spin relaxation in graphene-transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructures at room temperature”, reports an experimental effort led by ICREA Prof. Sergio O. Valenzuela of the ICN2 Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices  Group, with lead author L. Antonio Benítez. Published in Nature Physics, this work was previously reported here.

The third paper in the set reports experimental research led by Prof. Bart J. van Wees of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen (Netherlands) has the title ‘Large Proximity-Induced Spin Lifetime Anisotropy in Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide/Graphene Heterostructures’. Published in Nano Letters, it can be found here.

We strongly encourage you to read the full write-up, found on the Graphene Flagship news page.

Source: Graphene Flagship