Unveiling self-assembled monolayers' potential for molecular spintronics: spin transport at high voltage.

@article{Galbiati2012UnveilingSM,
  title={Unveiling self-assembled monolayers' potential for molecular spintronics: spin transport at high voltage.},
  author={Marta Galbiati and Cl{\'e}ment Barraud and Sergio Tatay and Karim Bouzehouane and Cyrile Deranlot and Eric Jacquet and Albert Fert and Pierre Seneor and Richard Mattana and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Petroff},
  journal={Advanced materials},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 48},
  pages={6429-32}
}
Molecular magnetic tunnel junctions using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as tunnel barriers show stable and efficient spin transport properties. Large tunnel magnetoresistance with a flat bias voltage dependence of the magnetoresistance is observed in La(2/3) Sr(1/3) MnO(3) /dodecylphosphonic acid SAM/Co nanocontacts. This opens the door to spintronic tailoring though SAM engineering and could also lead to new venues for spin injection in organic devices.