Long spin relaxation times in wafer scale epitaxial graphene on SiC(0001)

  • Maassen T
  • Van Den Berg J
  • Ijbema N
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Abstract

We developed an easy, upscalable process to prepare lateral spin-valve devices on epitaxially grown monolayer graphene on SiC(0001) and perform nonlocal spin transport measurements. We observe the longest spin relaxation times τ(S) in monolayer graphene, while the spin diffusion coefficient D(S) is strongly reduced compared to typical results on exfoliated graphene. The increase of τ(S) is probably related to the changed substrate, while the cause for the small value of D(S) remains an open question.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Hanle precession
  • Spin transport
  • epitaxial growth
  • grapheme

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