Spin relaxation 1/f noise in graphene

S. Omar (Corresponding author), M.H.D. Guimarães, A. Kaverzin, B.J. Van Wees, I.J. Vera-Marun

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Abstract

We report the first measurement of 1/f type noise associated with electronic spin transport, using single layer graphene as a prototypical material with a large and tunable Hooge parameter. We identify the presence of two contributions to the measured spin-dependent noise: contact polarization noise from the ferromagnetic electrodes, which can be filtered out using the cross-correlation method, and the noise originated from the spin relaxation processes. The noise magnitude for spin and charge transport differs by three orders of magnitude, implying different scattering mechanisms for the 1/f fluctuations in the charge and spin transport processes. A modulation of the spin-dependent noise magnitude by changing the spin relaxation length and time indicates that the spin-flip processes dominate the spin-dependent noise.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081403
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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