Organic Spintronics

S. Majumdar*, H. S. Majumdar, R. Österbacka

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    In this chapter we review the emerging field of organic spintronics, emphasizing both the fundamental aspects of spin injection, transport, relaxation and detection in hybrid inorganic-organic heterostructures, and organic diodes as well as their potential applications. We discuss the main experimental results for different organic spintronic devices obtained so far, along with the theoretical understanding of the spin-based phenomena in these devices. First, the basic concepts of spintronics and organic electronics are addressed. Experiments using different organic materials, thin films, and techniques are reviewed. We conclude with discussing outstanding questions and problems in this emerging field.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComprehensive Nanoscience and Technology
    Number of pages34
    ISBN (Electronic)9780123743909
    ISBN (Print)9780123743961
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


    • Magnetic tunnel junctions
    • Organic light-emitting diodes
    • Organic magnetoresistance
    • Organic semiconductors
    • Spin valves
    • Spintronics


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