Comparison of nonlocal and local magnetoresistance signals in laterally fabricated Fe3Si/Si spin-valve devices

Yuichiro Ando, Kenji Kasahara, Kazutaka Yamane, Kohei Hamay, Kentarou Sawano, Takashi Kimura, Masanobu Miyao

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Abstract

We perform a detailed comparison of the nonlocal magnetoresistance (MR) curve with the local MR ones in Si-based lateral spin-valve devices with epitaxial ferromagnetic Fe3Si contacts, where the local MR originates from the anisotropic MR of the ferromagnetic contacts. We find that the nonlocal MR signals clearly depend on the magnetization reversal of the contacts, and they show positive or negative peak values when the magnetic configuration between two ferromagnetic contacts becomes nearly anti-parallel. These features mean that the obtained nonlocal MR signals can be distinguished from the suspicious signals, indicating a reliable result of the spin transport in Si.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093001
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume3
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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