Spin-dependent transport in a nanopillar non-local spin valve

J. B. Laloë, T. Yang, T. Kimura, Y. Otani

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We investigate the injection of a pure spin current into a non-magnetic Cu wire in a lateral spin valve. We detect the spin accumulation occurring at the interfaces between the magnetic nanopillars and the non-magnetic wire in the non-local geometry. We confirm that the accumulated spins diffuse equally in the Cu wire irrespective of the presence of a charge current. The inversion of the injector and detector magnetic nanopillars does not affect the spin signal, in agreement with analytical predictions for this system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3829-3832
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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