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Evidence for spin injection and transport in solution-processed TIPS-pentacene at room temperature
Author(s): S. Mooser; J. F. K. Cooper; K. K. Banger; J. Wunderlich; H. Sirringhaus
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Paper Abstract

Recently, there has been growing interest in the field of organic spintronics, where the research on organic semiconductors (OSCs) has extended from the complex aspects of charge carrier transport to the study of the spin transport properties of those anisotropic and partly localized systems.1 Furthermore, solution-processed OSCs are not only interesting due to their technological applications, but it has recently been shown in 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)-pentacene (TIPS-pentacene) thin film transistors that they can exhibit a negative temperature coefficient of the mobility due to localized transport limited by thermal lattice fluctuations.2 Here, spin injection and transport in solution-processed TIPS-pentacene are investigated exploiting vertical CoPt/TIPSpentacene/AlOx/Co spin valve architectures.3 The antiparallel magnetization state of the relative orientation of CoPt and Co is achieved due to their different coercive fields. A spin valve effect is detected from T = 175 K up to room temperature, where the resistance of the device is lower for the antiparallel magnetization state. The first observation of the scaling of the magnetoresistance (MR) with the bulk mobility of the OSC as a function of temperature, together with the dependence of the MR on the interlayer thickness, clearly indicates spin injection and transport in TIPS-pentacene. From OSC-spacer thickness-dependent MR measurements, a spin relaxation length of TIPS-pentacene of (24±6) nm and a spin relaxation time of approximately 3.5 μs at room temperature are estimated, taking the measured bulk mobility of holes into account.

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Date Published: 9 October 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8461, Spintronics V, 84611J (9 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929257
Show Author Affiliations
S. Mooser, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
J. F. K. Cooper, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
K. K. Banger, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
J. Wunderlich, Hitachi Cambridge Lab. (United Kingdom)
Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
H. Sirringhaus, Cavendish Lab., Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8461:
Spintronics V
Henri-Jean Drouhin; Jean-Eric Wegrowe; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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