Influence of Impurity Spin Dynamics on Quantum Transport in Epitaxial Graphene
2015 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 115, no 10, 106602- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Experimental evidence from both spin-valve and quantum transport measurements points towards unexpectedly fast spin relaxation in graphene. We report magnetotransport studies of epitaxial graphene on SiC in a vector magnetic field showing that spin relaxation, detected using weak-localization analysis, is suppressed by an in-plane magnetic field B-parallel to, and thereby proving that it is caused at least in part by spinful scatterers. A nonmonotonic dependence of the effective decoherence rate on B-parallel to reveals the intricate role of the scatterers spin dynamics in forming the interference correction to the conductivity, an effect that has gone unnoticed in earlier weak localization studies.
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AMER PHYSICAL SOC , 2015. Vol. 115, no 10, 106602- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121424DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.106602ISI: 000360528200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121424DiVA: diva2:855138
Funding Agencies|NSERC; CFI; Quantum Matter Institute (QMI); EC Graphene Flagship [CNECT-ICT-604391]; European Metrology Research Program (EMRP) project GraphOhm; ERC Synergy Grant Hetero2D; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [GRK 1621]; Linnaeus Centre for Quantum Engineering; Swedish Research Council; Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation; Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF); Chalmers Area of Advance NANO2015-09-182015-09-182015-10-15