Spin-based MOSFETs for logic and memory applications and spin accumulation signals in CoFe/Tunnel barrier/SOI devices

Yoshiaki Saito, Mizue Ishikawa, Tomoaki Inokuchi, Hideyuki Sugiyama, Tetsufumi Tanamoto, Kohei Hamaya, Nobuki Tezuka

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New innovative ferromagnetic source/drain technologies on Si for next-generation-transistor applications are researched and developed using CoFe/AlO xn + Si and CoFe/MgO n +-Si junctions. As evidence of the spin accumulation in the n +-Si conduction channels, nonlocal spin signals and four-terminal nonlocal-Hanle signals are presented for CoFe/MgO/SOI devices. The spin diffusion times determined by four-terminal nonlocal-Hanle signals are consistent with those observed in three-terminal Hanle signals. The relatively long spin diffusion time of τ s = 1.4 nsec and relatively large spin polarization P =0.43 at room temperature for CoFe/MgO/SOI devices were observed, when fitting to the existing diffusion model for spin injection and accumulation. We have observed the marked enhancement of the absolute value of three-terminal voltage changes via Hanle-type spin precessions (|ΔV|) as a function of interface resistance in the temperature range between 20 K and 300 K.We also have observed the asymmetric bias voltage dependence on ΔV . In terms of the reason of marked enhancement of as a function of interface resistance, the spin absorption into ferromagnet would be most effective. For the explanation of (|ΔV|) the asymmetric bias voltage dependence, we should take into account two additional possible origins.Moreover, we succeed in decreasing the interface resistance for CoFe/MgO/n + -Si junctions down to 36ωμ m 2 by using evaporation method for MgO deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6332916
Pages (from-to)2739-2745
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • MOS devices
  • Spin injection and detection
  • Spin polarized transport
  • Spin relaxation.


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