Researchers from the NREL and the University of Utah have demonstrated how electron transport with a particular spin state through a two-dimensional hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite can be manipulated by introducing special organic molecules in the multilayer structure.

One way to control spin-polarized currents is through "chiral-induced" spin selectivity where the transport of electrons depends upon the transporting materials’ chirality—a structural property of a system where its mirror image is not superimposable on itself. The scientists have demonstrated how to integrate a chiral organic sublattice into an inorganic framework, creating a chiral system that can transport electrons with the desired spin control. In such systems, the chiral perovskite films act as a spin filter.

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