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Title: Effect of the interface resistance in non-local Hanle measurements

We use lateral spin valves with varying interface resistance to measure non-local Hanle effect in order to extract the spin-diffusion length of the non-magnetic channel. A general expression that describes spin injection and transport, taking into account the influence of the interface resistance, is used to fit our results. Whereas the fitted spin-diffusion length value is in agreement with the one obtained from standard non-local measurements in the case of a finite interface resistance, in the case of transparent contacts a clear disagreement is observed. The use of a corrected expression, recently proposed to account for the anisotropy of the spin absorption at the ferromagnetic electrodes, still yields a deviation of the fitted spin-diffusion length which increases for shorter channel distances. This deviation shows how sensitive the non-local Hanle fittings are, evidencing the complexity of obtaining spin transport information from such type of measurements.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. CIC nanoGUNE, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain)
  2. (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22412918
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 22; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; ABSORPTION; ANISOTROPY; DIFFUSION LENGTH; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRODES; FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; FERROMAGNETISM; INTERFACES; SPIN; VALVES