Spin-dependent transport in nanocomposites of Al q3 molecules and cobalt nanoparticles

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

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The authors have observed magnetoresistance (MR) ratios of 12% and 0.1% at 4.2 and 290 K, respectively, in a nanocomposite in which Co nanoparticles are embedded in the fine molecular structure of a tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (Al q3) matrix. Structural analyses, magnetization measurements, and conduction properties of the device reveal that the MR effect is induced by spin-dependent transport in the Al q3.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063123
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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