Magnetism and Spintronics in Carbon and Carbon Nanostructured Materials offers coverage of electronic structure, magnetic properties and their spin injection, and the transport properties of DLC, graphene, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and their different composite materials. This book is a valuable resource for those doing research or working with carbon and carbon-related nanostructured materials for electronic and magnetic devices.
Carbon-based nanomaterials are promising for spintronic applications because their weak spin-orbit (SO) coupling and hyperfine interaction in carbon atoms entail exceptionally long spin diffusion lengths (~100?m) in carbon nanotubes and graphene. The exceptional electronic and transport features of carbon nanomaterials could be exploited to build multifunctional spintronic devices. However, a large spin diffusion length comes at the price of small SO coupling, which limits the possibility of manipulating electrons via an external applied field.
- Assesses the relative utility of a variety of carbon-based nanomaterials for spintronics applications
- Analyzes the specific properties that make carbon and carbon nanostructured materials optimal for spintronics and magnetic applications
- Discusses the major challenges to using carbon nanostructured materials as magnetic agents on a mass scale
1. The fundamental aspects of spintronics 2. Introduction: carbon and carbon nanomaterials 3. Magnetism and spintronics in amorphous/diamond-like carbon 4. Magnetism and spintronics in carbon nanotubes 5. Magnetism and spintronics in graphene 6. Magnetism and spintronics in graphene oxide 7. Magnetism and spintronics in carbon nanoparticle/fullerene 8. Magnetism and spintronics in other carbon-based composite materials 9. Challenges and emerging direction of carbon nanostructure materials in magnetism and spintronics
Sekhar Chandra Ray is Professor of Physics at the University of South Africa, specializing in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.
His research focuses on carbon nanostructure materials on bio-imaging processes and photovoltaic materials. He has published 78 peer-reviewed research articles, with more than 1100 citations in internationally recognised journals.