Hyperfine interaction in graphene: The relevance for spintronics

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We study the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) properties of graphene. The interaction between nuclear spins and the orbital motion of Dirac electrons is strongly modified by the linear electronic dispersion with respect to its canonical form. The NMR shift and spin-lattice relaxation time are calculated as function of temperature, chemical potential, and magnetic field for clean and impure graphene, and three distinct regimes are identified: Fermi-, Dirac-gas, and extreme quantum limit (EQL) behaviors. A critical spectrometer assessment shows that NMR is within reach for fully 13C enriched graphene of reasonable size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2935-2940
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Graphene
  • Knight shift
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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