Spin injection and transport in magnetic nanostructures

S. Takahashi, S. Maekawa

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We theoretically study the spin transport in a device consisting of a nonmagnetic metal (N) connected to ferromagnetic injector (F1) and detector (F2) electrodes. We solve the spin-dependent transport equations in a device with arbitrary interface resistance from a metallic-contact to tunneling regime, and obtain the conditions for efficient spin injection, accumulation, and transport in the device. In a spin-injection device containing a superconductor (F1/S/F2), we examine the effect of superconductivity on the spin transport. The spin-current induces the anomalous Hall effect in nonmagnetic conductors is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-313
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 15


  • Spin Hall effect
  • Spin accumulation
  • Spin current
  • Spin detection
  • Spin injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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