Spin electronics is delivering a much desired combination of properties such as high speed, low power, and high device densities for the next generation of memory devices. Utilizing chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS) effect is a promising path toward efficient and simple spintronic devices. To be compatible with state-of-the-art integrated circuits manufacturing methodologies, vapor phase methodologies for deposition of spin filtering layers are needed. Here, we present vapor phase deposition of hybrid organic-inorganic thin films with embedded chirality. The deposition scheme relies on a combination of atomic and molecular layer deposition (A/MLD) utilizing enantiomeric pure alaninol molecular precursors combined with trimethyl aluminum (TMA) and water. The A/MLD deposition method deliver highly conformal thin films allowing the fabrication of several types of nanometric scale spintronic devices. The devices showed high spin polarization (close to 100%) for 5 nm thick spin filter layer deposited by A/MLD. The procedure is compatible with common device processing methodologies.
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- Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) effect
- Chiral oxides
- Magnetic memory
- Molecular Layer Deposition