TPV radical-based multifunctional molecular spintronic device: A first-principles study

Yu Han, Peng Zhao, Gang Chen

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We design a multifunctional molecular spintronic device consisting of two 1,3,5-triphenylverdazyl (TPV) radicals with carbon nanotube bridge and electrodes, and investigate its spin-polarized transport properties using the first-principles density functional theory and nonequilibrium Green's function method. The results show that the spin-polarized transport properties depend strongly on the external magnetic field modulation and high-efficiency spin-filtering, giant magnetoresistance, spin-rectifying and low-bias voltage negative differential resistance effects can be realized in this designed device. The mechanisms are proposed for these interesting physical effects based on the bias-dependent spin-resolved transmission function, projected density of states and corresponding molecular projected self-consistent Hamiltonian orbitals analysis. These results hold great potential for the development of high-performance multifunctional molecular spintronic devices.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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