Spin diffusion characteristics in magnesium nanowires

Hiroshi Idzuchi, Yasuhiro Fukuma, Le Wang, Yoshichika Otani

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The spin diffusion characteristics of magnesium have been investigated by using lateral spin-valve structures consisting of permalloy spin injector and detector electrodes bridged by a magnesium-nanowire. Large spin valve signals of 3.6 and 1.1 mΩ were observed at 10 K and room temperature (RT). From the spin injector-detector distance dependence, the spin diffusion length in magnesium was determined to be 720 nm at 10 K and 230 nm at RT, indicating magnesium matches common materials such as Al, Cu, and Ag in terms of the spin diffusion length.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063002
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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