Detection of current-induced spins by ferromagnetic contacts

I. Adagideli, G. E.W. Bauer, B. I. Halperin

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Detection of current-induced spin accumulation via ferromagnetic contacts is discussed. Onsager's relations forbid that in a two-probe configuration, spins excited by currents in time-reversal symmetric systems can be detected by switching the magnetization of a ferromangetic detector contact. Nevertheless, current-induced spins can be transferred as a torque to a contact magnetization and can affect the charge currents in many-terminal configurations. We demonstrate the general concepts by solving the microscopic transport equations for the diffuse Rashba system with magnetic contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number256601
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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