Spin-memory loss at 4.2 K in sputtered Pd and Pt and at Pd/Cu and Pt/Cu interfaces

Kurt H. , Loloee R., Eid K., Pratt W., Bass J.

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol.81, no.25, pp.4787-4789, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 25
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.1528737
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.4787-4789


We derive spin-diffusion lengths at 4.2 K in sputtered Pd and Pt of l(sf)(Pd)=25(-5)(+10) nm and l(sf)(Pt)=14+/-6 nm, interface specific resistances of sputtered Pd/Cu and Pt/Cu of 2AR(Pd/Cu)=0.9+/-0.1 fOmega m(2) and 2AR(Pt/Cu)=1.5+/-0.1 fOmega m(2), and the amount of spin-memory loss at the Pd/Cu and Pt/Cu interfaces as delta(Pd/Cu)=0.24(-0.03)(+0.06) and delta(Pt/Cu)=0.9+/-0.1. We compare our values with those from metals in similar rows of the Periodic Table, Nb for Pt and W for Pd. (C) 2002 American Institute of Physics.