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Spin current generation in organic antiferromagnets

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Spin current–a flow of electron spins without a charge current–is an ideal information carrier free from Joule heating for electronic devices. The celebrated spin Hall effect, which arises from the relativistic spin-orbit coupling, enables us to generate and detect spin currents in inorganic materials and semiconductors, taking advantage of their constituent heavy atoms. In contrast, organic materials consisting of molecules with light elements have been believed to ……

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Article information:
Naka, M., Hayami, S., Kusunose, H. et al. Spin current generation in organic antiferromagnets. Nat Commun 10, 4305 (2019). 
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12229-y