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Title: Efficient room temperature spin-Hall injection across an oxide barrier

Spin Hall injection is demonstrated at room temperature using Pt metal and AlO{sub x} barriers. A substantial spin accumulation, comparable to that of a magnetic spin injection, is transferred into a mesoscopic Cu wire from an adjacent Pt wire across an AlO{sub x} barrier. The Pt spin Hall angle is 0.030 ± 0.007 when assuming a Pt spin diffusion length λ{sub pt} > 6 nm and 0.09 ± 0.02 when assuming λ{sub pt} = 2 nm. Nearly (66 ± 6)% of the spin accumulation on the Pt surface is transferred into the Cu across the AlO{sub x}, enabling an efficient spin Hall injection scheme.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22310958
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; COPPER; DIFFUSION BARRIERS; DIFFUSION LENGTH; INJECTION; METALS; OXIDES; PLATINUM; SPIN; SURFACES; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; WIRES