Chirality-Induced Magnetoresistance Due to Thermally Driven Spin Polarization

Kouta Kondou, Masanobu Shiga, Shoya Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Inuzuka, Atsuko Nihonyanagi, Fumito Araoka, Masaki Kobayashi, Shinji Miwa, Daigo Miyajima, Yoshichika Otani

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Chirality-induced current-perpendicular-to-plane magnetoresistance (CPP-MR) originates from current-induced spin polarization in molecules. The current-induced spin polarization is widely recognized as a fundamental principle of chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS). In this study, we investigate chirality-induced current-in-plane magnetoresistance (CIP-MR) in a chiral molecule/ferromagnetic metal bilayer at room temperature. In contrast to CPP-MR, CIP-MR observed in the present study requires no bias charge current through the molecule. The temperature dependence of CIP-MR suggests that thermally driven spontaneous spin polarization in chiral molecules is the key to the observed MR. The novel MR is consistent with recent CISS-related studies, that is, chiral molecules in contact with a metallic surface possess a finite spin polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7302-7307
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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