We have fabricated a series of copper-phthalocyanine-cobalt (CuPc-Co) nanocomposites (compositional ratio of CuPc . Co=4 . 1), wherein Co nanoparticles were embedded within a CuPc matrix, in order to study the spin transport properties and to investigate spin-spin interactions between conducting spins and localized spins in the CuPc. Nonlinear characteristics of electric current, I-V(2N-1), (V. bias voltage, N. order of cotunneling) were observed, where the fifth order co-tunneling was clarified. The order of the co-tunneling effect in CuPc-Co was almost equal to that in a rubrene-Co nanocomposite with almost the same diameter of the Co nanoparticles. We have not found clear evidence of spin-flip processes, as observed in other molecular systems, which may be attributed to the spin-coupling between localized spins in the CuPc and spins in Co.
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