Conductance quantization in ferromagnetic Ni nano-constriction

Masayoshi Shimizu, Eiji Saitoh, Hideki Miyajima, Yoshichika Otani

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The conductance in ferromagnetic Ni nano-wire is quantized in units of 2e2/h in the absence of magnetic field, while the units switch to e2/h in the magnetic field. The fractional units of 0.7e2/h and 1.4e2/h with and without magnetic field appear under the application of high bias-voltage. The spin polarization and bias-voltage play an important role in the electric conduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb


  • Break-junction
  • Conductance quantization
  • Ferromagnetic materials
  • Nano-wire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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