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We demonstrate the evidence of electrical spin injection into silicon (Si) using the Fe/MgO tunnel barrier by the following two methods: 1) non-local (NL) four-terminal magnetoresistance (MR) scheme with their respective corresponding ferromagnetic (FM) electrode and 2) Hanle-type spin precession scheme. These results are compatible and in agreement with each other. The spin injection signals in the non-local scheme were observed up to 150 K, and the spin diffusion length (Â¿N) was estimated to be 2.8 Â¿m at 8 K. The experimental data completely matches every detail of the Hanle measurements equation, and spin lifetime (Â¿) was estimated to be 9.44 ns at 8 K. We will be able to discuss the physical properties of a pure spin current in silicon by this compelling data.
Date of Publication: June 2010