Pure spin-currents

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The new development of spintronics aims at utilizing the spin degree of freedom for electronic applications. To this date, in most investigated spintronics systems and devices the spin and charge currents are in parallel and therefore directly coupled. However, using non-local lateral devices allows to separate spin and charge currents, which allows the investigation of pure spin-currents. This article reviews the recent developments using non-local spin-dependent measurements and other approaches towards utilizing pure spin-currents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4236-4241
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventCIAM Workshop Trends on Novel Materials, TNM - Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: Oct 16 2006Oct 20 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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