Three-dimensional distribution of the spin-polarized current inside nanostructures

J. Hamrle, T. Kimura, T. Yang, Y. Otani

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Abstract

We present a formalism to determine the three-dimensional (3D) distribution of the spin-polarized current and electrochemical potential inside arbitrary nanostructures such as magnetic/nonmagnetic layered pillars, etc. The model is based on dividing the nanostructure into a 3D electric circuit of spin-dependent-resistor elements, inside each of which the propagation is treated as a one-dimensional problem. The solutions presented here are calculated in the diffusive transport regime for the parallel/antiparallel magnetic states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064301
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume98
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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