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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Symmetry controlled spin polarized conductance in Au nanowires
Author: PONTES, Renato B.
SILVA, E. Z. da
SILVA, Antonio J. R. da
Abstract: The fact that the resistance of propagating electrons in solids depends on their spin orientation has led to a new field called spintronics. With the parallel advances in nanoscience, it is now possible to talk about nanospintronics. Many works have focused on the study of charge transport along nanosystems, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoribbons, or metallic nanowires, and spin dependent transport properties at this scale may lead to new behaviors due to the manipulation of a small number of spins. Metal nanowires have been studied as electric contacts where atomic and molecular insertions can be constructed. Here we describe what might be considered the ultimate spin device, namely, a Au thin nanowire with one Co atom bridging its two sides. We show that this system has strong spin dependent transport properties and that its local symmetry can dramatically change them, leading to a significant spin polarized conductance.
Country: Estados Unidos
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, v.130, n.30, p.9897-9903, 2008
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1021/ja8020457
Date Issue: 2008
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