We have performed inelastic neutron scattering measurements on the single-layer cuprate Bi2+xSr2-xCuO6+y (Bi2201) with x=0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5, a doping range that spans the spin-glass to superconducting phase boundary. The doping evolution of low energy spin fluctuations (11 meV) was found to be characterized by a change in the incommensurate modulation wave vector from the tetragonal  to / directions, while maintaining a linear relation between the incommensurability and the hole concentration, δ≈p. In the superconducting regime, the spectral weight is strongly suppressed below ∼4 meV. Similarities and differences in the spin correlations between Bi2201 and the prototypical single-layer system La2-xSrxCuO4 are discussed.
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