Spin current related phenomena in metallic nano-structures

Yoshichika Otani, Takashi Kimura

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The transport properties of diffusive spin currents have been investigated in lateral ferromagnetic/nonmagnetic metal hybrid structures. The spin diffusion processes were found strongly dependent on the magnitude of the spin resistances of connected materials. The efficient spin injection and detection are accomplished by optimizing the junction structures on the basis of the spin resistance circuitry. The magnetization switching of a nano-scale ferromagnetic particle and also room temperature spin Hall effect measurements were demonstrated by using an efficient pure-spin-current injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-740
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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