We analyze the experimentally obtained spin current related magnetoresistance (MR) in epitaxial Pt/Co bilayers by using a drift-diffusion model that incorporates both bulk spin Hall effect and interfacial Rashba-Edelstein effect (REE). The MR analysis yields, for the Pt/Co interface, a temperature-independent Rashba parameter in the order of 10-11eVm that agrees with theoretical calculations, along with an effective interfacial REE thickness of several angstroms, which is in overall consistency with our previous spin-orbit torque analysis. Our results suggest that both bulk and interface charge-spin current interconversions need to be taken into account for the spin current related MR analysis in highly conductive magnetic heterostructures such as the epitaxial Pt/Co bilayers.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics