We study room-temperature generation and detection of pure spin currents using lateral spin-valve devices with electrodes formed from the Heusler compounds Co 2FeSi (CFS) or Fe 3Si (FS). The magnitude of the nonlocal spin-valve signals is strongly affected by resistivity variations observed particularly in low-temperature-grown Heusler compounds containing ordered structures. From an analysis based on a one-dimensional spin diffusion model, we find that the spin polarization monotonically increases with decreasing resistivity, which depends on the structural ordering, for both the CFS and FS electrodes, and show that CFS has a larger spin polarization than FS.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 13 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics