SURFACE DOPING OF DIAMOND: A NEW PLATFORM FOR 2D CARBON-BASED SPINTRONICS

Grant number: DP150101673 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to develop the hydrogen-terminated surface of diamond as a new semiconducting platform for carbon-based spintronics. It will build upon recent experimental advances that have shown diamond to possess a two-dimensional (2D) hole-based system with strong spin-orbit coupling. As a semiconductor with unique spin properties, surface conducting diamond offers considerable advantages over other 2D materials such as graphene and topological insulators. These unique properties will be exploited to realise novel semiconductor device architectures for the manipulation of spin using electric fields, and for the study of new spin transport phenomena and quasiparticle excitations at semi..

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