Nanospintronics with carbon nanotubes

A. Cottet, T. Kontos, S. Sahoo, H. T. Man, Mahn-Soo Choi, W. Belzig, C. Bruder, A. F. Morpurgo, C. Schönenberger

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One of the actual challenges of spintronics is the realization of a spin transistor allowing control of spin transport through an electrostatic gate. In this paper, we report on different experiments which demonstrate gate control of spin transport in a carbon nanotube connected to ferromagnetic leads. We also discuss some theoretical approaches which can be used to analyse spin transport in these systems. We emphasize the roles of the gate-tunable quasi-bound states inside the nanotube and the coherent spin-dependent scattering at the interfaces between the nanotube and its ferromagnetic contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberS11
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Cottet, A., Kontos, T., Sahoo, S., Man, H. T., Choi, M-S., Belzig, W., Bruder, C., Morpurgo, A. F., & Schönenberger, C. (2006). Nanospintronics with carbon nanotubes. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 21(11), [S11].