Reserachers from Spain's CIC nanoGUNE and IKERBASQUE discovered that you can use organic solar panels to created spin-current. The researchers used cobalt and nickel-iron magnetic electrodes to create spin-polarized current from a solar panel made from C60 fullerenes.

The researchers created the device by evaporating the metal and the C60 fullerenes onto a substrate, replacing the usual indium tin oxide and aluminium electrodes.