Magnetic unipolar features in conductivity of point contacts between normal and ferromagnetic D-metals (Co, Ni, Fe)
2007 (English)In: Electron Correlation in New Materials and Nanosystems: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Electron Correlation in New Materials and Nanosystems, 2007, 59-69 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In nanocontacts between normal and ferromagnetic metals (N-F) abrupt changes of the order of 1 % are detected in differential resistance, dV/dI(V), versus bias voltage, V, on achieving of high current densities, 10(9) A/cm(2). These features in dV/dI(V) are observed when the electron flow is directed from the nonmagnetic metal into the ferromagnet and connected with magnetization excitations in the ferromagnet induced by the current. Applying an external magnetic field leads to a shift of the observed features to higher biasing current, confirming the magnetic nature of the effect. Such effects are observed for the non-ballistic (not spectral) regime of current flow in the nanocontacts. Thus, the current induced magneto-conductance effects in multilayered N-F structures (nanopillars) extensively studied in the recent literature have much more general character and can be stimulated by elastic electron scattering at single N-F interfaces.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 59-69 p.
, NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, 241
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80628ISBN: 9781402056574OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-80628DiVA: diva2:496614
NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Electron Correlation in New Materials and Nanosystems, Yalta, Ukraine, 19-23 September 2005
QC 201202102012-02-102012-02-102012-02-10Bibliographically approved