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Pseudospin valve in bilayer graphene : towards graphene-based pseudospintronics.

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Journal publication date18/06/2009
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Original languageEnglish


We propose a nonmagnetic, pseudospin-based version of a spin valve, in which the pseudospin polarization in neighboring regions of a graphene bilayer is controlled by external gates. Numerical calculations demonstrate a large on-off ratio of such a device. This finding holds promise for the realization of pseudospintronics: a form of electronics based upon the manipulation of pseudospin analogous to the control of physical spin in spintronics applications.

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©2009 The American Physical Society