Spin injection into magnesium nanowire

Hiroshi Idzuchi, Yasuhiro Fukuma, Le Wang, Yoshichika Otani

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Spin injection into magnesium from Permalloy is performed in the lateral spin valve geometry. A large spin valve signal of 3.1 mΩ is observed at room temperature. The injector-detector separation dependence of the spin valve signal is analyzed by using a one-dimensional spin-diffusion model. The analysis yields the spin diffusion length of about 200 nm for the Mg nanowires. The short spin diffusion length of magnesium which has a small spin-orbit interaction can possibly be explained by considering the spin-hot-spot relaxation mechanism proposed by Fabian and Das Sarma.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5772190
Pages (from-to)1545-1548
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Lateral spin valve
  • spin hot spot
  • spin injection
  • spin relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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