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Issue 35, 2013
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Spin orientation transition across the single-layer graphene/nickel thin film interface

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Abstract

The spin-polarized electronic structures across the interface between single-layer graphene and a Ni(111) thin film are explored by employing depth-resolved X-ray absorption and magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy with atomic layer resolution. The depth-resolved Ni L2,3-edge analysis clarifies that the Ni atomic layers adjacent to the interface show a transition of the spin orientation to the perpendicular one in contrast to the in-plane one in the bulk region. The C K-edge analysis reveals the intensification of the spin–orbit interactions induced by the π–d hybridization at the interface as well as out-of-plane spin polarization in the π band region of graphene. The present study indicates the importance of the interface design at the atomic layer level for graphene-based spintronics.

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Submitted
09 May 2013
Accepted
08 Jul 2013
First published
11 Jul 2013

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 5533-5537
Article type
Paper

Spin orientation transition across the single-layer graphene/nickel thin film interface

Y. Matsumoto, S. Entani, A. Koide, M. Ohtomo, P. V. Avramov, H. Naramoto, K. Amemiya, T. Fujikawa and S. Sakai, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 5533
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30872C

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