Current crowding issues on nanoscale planar organic transistors for spintronic applications

VERDUCI, Tindara, CHAUMY, Guillaume, DAYEN, Jean-françois, LECLERC, Nicolas, DEVAUX, Eloïse, STOECKEL, Marc-Antoine, ORGIU, Emanuele, SAMORÌ, Paolo et DOUDIN, Bernard, 2018. Current crowding issues on nanoscale planar organic transistors for spintronic applications. Nanotechnology [en ligne]. septembre 2018. Vol. 29, n° 36pp. 365201. [Consultésans date]. DOI 10.1088/1361-6528/aacc22. Consulté de : http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6528/aacc22/metaThe predominance of interface resistance makes current crowding ubiquitous in short channel organic electronics devices but its impact on spin transport has never been considered. We investigate electrochemically doped nanoscale PBTTT short channel devices and observe the smallest reported values of crowding lengths, found for sub-100 nm electrodes separation. These observed values are nevertheless exceeding the spin diffusion lengths reported in the literature. We discuss here how current crowding can be taken into account in the framework of the Fert–Jaffrès model of spin current propagation in heterostructures, and predict that the anticipated resulting values of magnetoresistance can be significantly reduced. Current crowding therefore impacts spin transport applications and interpretation of the results on spin valve devices.1. .