Abstract

We report magnetoresistance (MR) measurements for structures with micrometer-thick regioregular, polythiophene (rr-P3HT) polymer layers between two ferromagnetic contacts. Hole spin transport through the polymer layer leads to a relative MR value in 300 mT fields of 0.3% at 300 K and increasing to 18% at 25 K. The inferred intrinsic spin lifetime and diffusion length are about 7 ms and 0.4 μm, respectively. The spin transport coherence length is enhanced by the electric field, leading to an enhancement in MR with increasing applied voltage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number232507
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume95
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 18 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Ozbay, A., Nowak, E. R., Yu, Z. G., Chu, W., Shi, Y., Krishnamurthy, S., Tang, Z., & Newman, N. (2009). Large magnetoresistance of thick polymer devices having La0.67 Sr0.33 MnO3 electrodes. Applied Physics Letters, 95(23), [232507]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3271772