Spin Injection, Accumulation, and Relaxation in Metals

Authored by: Mark Johnson

Spintronics Handbook: Spin Transport and Magnetism, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781498769525
eBook ISBN: 9780429423079
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429423079-5

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Abstract

The main focus of this chapter is the early development of spin injection in metals and related phenomena prior to the year 2000. This includes a review of the origination of the lateral spin valve. More recent related developments are discussed in Chapters 7–9 of Volume 3 of this book. A second focus is the application of the spin-injection technique, using the lateral spin valve geometry, to observe the Datta–Das conductance oscillation in a gated two-dimensional electron system (2DES) structure.

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