Spin-dependent transport in C60-Co nano-composites

Shinji Miwa, Masashi Shiraishi, Masaki Mizuguchi, Teruya Shinjo, Yoshishige Suzuki

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C60-Co nano-composites, in which Co nano-particles are embedded in C60 molecules, have been fabricated and a magnetoresistance (MR) ratio of 8% has been observed at T = 4.2 K. In addition, we have succeeded in observing a clear MR curve even at room temperature (RT). The MR effect is ascribed to magnetization of the Co nano-particles and spin-dependent transport in C60 molecules. This study directly indicates that RT operation of molecular spin devices can be realized. J

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L717-L719
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number24-28
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 14
Externally publishedYes


  • Fullerene
  • Magnetoresistance
  • Molecular spintronics
  • Spin-dependent transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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