Spin transport in nanotubes

K. Tsukagoshi, B. W. Alphenaar, M. Wagner

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We present transport measurements of ferromagnetically contacted carbon nanotubes. The resistance of a ferromagnetically contacted multi-walled nanotube switches hysteretically as a function of applied magnetic field, with a maximum resistance change of 9% at 4.2 K. Our observed magnetoresistance suggests that spin polarized current is injected into the carbon nanotube and conduction occurs without randomization of the spin polarization. Background details of the spin transport mechanism are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 5
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Spin-polarized transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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