1st Edition

Organic Spintronics

Edited By Zeev Valy Vardeny Copyright 2010
    352 Pages 152 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    352 Pages 152 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Present worldwide funding in organic electronics is poised to stimulate major research and development efforts in organic materials research for lighting, photovoltaic, and other optoelectronic applications. The field of organic spintronics, in particular, has flourished in the area of organic magneto-transport. Reflecting the main avenues of substantial advances in this arena, Organic Spintronics is an up-to-date summary of the experimental and theoretical aspects of the field.

    With contributions by a panel of international experts on the cutting edge of research, this volume explores:

    • Spin injection and manipulation in organic spin valves
    • The magnetic field effect in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)
    • The spin transport effect in relation to spin manipulation
    • Organic magnets as spin injection electrodes in organic spintronics devices
    • The coherent control of spins in organic devices using the technique of electronically detected magnetic resonance
    • The possibility of using organic spin valves as sensors

    Balancing practical experimentation with analytical constructs, the book covers both the theoretical aspects of spin injection, transport, and detection in organic spin valves as well as the underlying mechanism of the magnetoresistance and magneto-electroluminescence in OLEDs. The first book of its kind on this specialized area, this volume is destined to provide researchers and students with the impetus to develop new channels of inquiry in an area that has almost limitless potential.

    Spin-Polarized Transport in Organic Semiconductors, J. S. Moodera, T. S. Santos, and K. V. Raman

    Spin Transport in OS Using Sandwich Structures and Matrices

    Charge Injection and Transport Studies in Organic Semiconductors

    Magnetic Tunnel Junctions with OS Barriers

    Direct Measurement of Spin-Polarized Current

    Barrier Properties and Effect of Seed Layer on Spin-Conserved Tunneling

    Spin Transport in Single Crystals

    Future Outlook

    Modeling Spin Injection and Transport in Organic Semiconductor Structures, P. P. Ruden and D. L. Smith

    Spin Injection Model

    Modeling of an Organic Semiconductor Spin Valve

    Bipolar Spin-Polarized Injection, Transport, and Recombination

    Magnetoresistance and Spin Transport in Organic Semiconductor Devices, M. Wohlgenannt, P. A. Bobbert, B. Koopmans, and F. L. Bloom

    Magnetoresistance in Nonmagnetic Devices

    Magnetoresistance in Spin Valves

    Spintronic Applications of Organic Materials, J.-W. Yoo, V. N. Prigodin, and A. J. Epstein

    Spin Injection and Transport into/in Organic Semiconductor

    Organic-Based Magnet: New Phenomena and Spintronics Applications

    Magneto-transport of Organic Semiconductors

    Magnetic Field Effects in π-Conjugated Systems, E. Ehrenfreund and Z. V. Vardeny

    Optically, Electroluminescence-, and Conductance-Detected Magnetic Resonance

    Magneto-electroluminescence and Magnetoresistance in Organic Devices

    Organic Spin Valves

    Investigating Spin-Dependent Processes in Organic Semiconductors, C. Boehme and D. R. McCamey

    Spin-Dependent Processes in Organic Semiconductors

    The Investigation of Spin-Dependent Transitions

    Organic Spintronics: Toward Sensor and Memory Applications, A. Riminucci, M. Prezioso, and V. Dediu

    Magnetoresistive Bistability

    Sensor Applications


    Zeev Valy Vardeny is Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Utah. He received his BS (1969) and PhD (1979) in physics from the Technion, Haifa, Israel. He is regional editor of the Journal of Synthethic Metals and consultant with two major corporations: Cambridge Display Technologies, and Plextronics. Vardeny has published more than 480 peer-reviewed research articles, is the editor of 4 books, and holds 12 patents and provisional patents.