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Title: Using domain walls to perform non-local measurements with high spin signal amplitudes

Abstract

Standard non-local measurements require lateral spin-valves with two different ferromagnetic electrodes, to create and to detect the spin accumulation. Here we show that non-local measurements can also be performed in a cross-shaped nanostructure, made of a single ferromagnetic wire connected to an orthogonal non-magnetic wire. A magnetic domain wall located underneath the ferromagnetic/non-magnetic interface is used to control the magnetizations of the injection and detection zones. As these zones can be very close, our results display spin signals possessing amplitudes larger than those obtained in conventional non-local measurements. We also show that this method can be used as a domain wall detection technique.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Université Grenoble Alpes, INAC–SP2M, F-38000 Grenoble (France)
  2. (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22594375
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AMPLITUDES; BUILDUP; DETECTION; ELECTRODES; FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; INJECTION; INTERFACES; MAGNETIZATION; NANOSTRUCTURES; SIGNALS; SPIN; VALVES; WALLS; WIRES; ZONES

Citation Formats

Savero Torres, W., Pham, V.-T., Zahnd, G., Laczkowski, P., Nguyen, V.-D., Beigné, C., Notin, L., Jamet, M., Marty, A., Vila, L., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr, Attané, J.-P., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr, and CEA, INAC–SP2M, F-38000 Grenoble. Using domain walls to perform non-local measurements with high spin signal amplitudes. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4960002.
Savero Torres, W., Pham, V.-T., Zahnd, G., Laczkowski, P., Nguyen, V.-D., Beigné, C., Notin, L., Jamet, M., Marty, A., Vila, L., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr, Attané, J.-P., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr, & CEA, INAC–SP2M, F-38000 Grenoble. Using domain walls to perform non-local measurements with high spin signal amplitudes. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960002.
Savero Torres, W., Pham, V.-T., Zahnd, G., Laczkowski, P., Nguyen, V.-D., Beigné, C., Notin, L., Jamet, M., Marty, A., Vila, L., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr, Attané, J.-P., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr, and CEA, INAC–SP2M, F-38000 Grenoble. 2016. "Using domain walls to perform non-local measurements with high spin signal amplitudes". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960002.
@article{osti_22594375,
title = {Using domain walls to perform non-local measurements with high spin signal amplitudes},
author = {Savero Torres, W. and Pham, V.-T. and Zahnd, G. and Laczkowski, P. and Nguyen, V.-D. and Beigné, C. and Notin, L. and Jamet, M. and Marty, A. and Vila, L., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr and Attané, J.-P., E-mail: jean-philippe.attane@cea.fr, E-mail: laurent.vila@cea.fr and CEA, INAC–SP2M, F-38000 Grenoble},
abstractNote = {Standard non-local measurements require lateral spin-valves with two different ferromagnetic electrodes, to create and to detect the spin accumulation. Here we show that non-local measurements can also be performed in a cross-shaped nanostructure, made of a single ferromagnetic wire connected to an orthogonal non-magnetic wire. A magnetic domain wall located underneath the ferromagnetic/non-magnetic interface is used to control the magnetizations of the injection and detection zones. As these zones can be very close, our results display spin signals possessing amplitudes larger than those obtained in conventional non-local measurements. We also show that this method can be used as a domain wall detection technique.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4960002},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 4,
volume = 109,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7
}
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