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Through combined ferromagnetic resonance, spin pumping, and inverse spin Hall effect experiments in Co|Pt bilayers and Co|Cu|Pt trilayers, we demonstrate consistent values of ℓsfPt=3.4±0.4  nm and θSHEPt=0.056±0.010 for the respective spin diffusion length and spin Hall angle for Pt. Our data and model emphasize the partial depolarization of the spin(More)
The Rashba effect is an interaction between the spin and the momentum of electrons induced by the spin-orbit coupling (SOC) in surface or interface states. Its potential for conversion between charge and spin currents has been theoretically predicted but never clearly demonstrated for surfaces or interfaces of metals. Here we present experiments evidencing(More)
We describe the field induced depinning process of a magnetic domain wall (DW) from a single bidimensional nanometric defect. The DW propagates in a wire lithographed on a film with strong perpendicular anisotropy. We observe a statistical distribution of the relaxation time consistent with a Néel-Brown picture of magnetization reversal. This indicates that(More)
The reversal process of thin FePt/Pt(001) layers with perpendicular magnetization was observed by magnetic imaging techniques. Reversal occurs through domain wall propagation across a strongly disordered rectangular lattice of linear anisotropy defects. Micromagnetic simulations of domain wall pinning allowed deriving an analytical model of the reversal(More)
We show that magnetization reversal detection can be achieved at room temperature using the contribution of magnons to resistivity, in 50 nm wide nanowires with either perpendicular anisotropy (FePt) or in-plane magnetization (NiFe). Even though these nanowires are made from single layers, simple magnetoresistance measurements can be used to measure(More)
The spin-orbit coupling relating the electron spin and momentum allows for spin generation, detection and manipulation. It thus fulfils the three basic functions of the spin field-effect transistor. However, the spin Hall effect in bulk germanium is too weak to produce spin currents, whereas large Rashba effect at Ge(111) surfaces covered with heavy metals(More)
Electrical spin injection into semiconductors paves the way for exploring new phenomena in the area of spin physics and new generations of spintronic devices. However the exact role of interface states in the spin injection mechanism from a magnetic tunnel junction into a semiconductor is still under debate. In this Letter, we demonstrate a clear transition(More)
We investigate the pure spin-current assisted depinning of magnetic domain walls in half ring based Py/Al lateral spin valve structures. Our optimized geometry incorporating a patterned notch in the detector electrode, directly below the Al spin conduit, provides a tailored pinning potential for a transverse domain wall and allows for a precise control over(More)
Spin injection and detection in Co60Fe40-based all-metallic lateral spin valves have been studied at both room and low temperatures. The obtained spin signals amplitudes have been compared to those of identical Ni80Fe20-based devices. The replacement of Ni80Fe20 by CoFe allows increasing the spin signal amplitude by up to one order of magnitude, thus(More)
In this letter, we discuss the shift observed in spintronics from the current-perpendicular-to-plane geometry towards lateral geometries, illustrating the new opportunities offered by this configuration. Using CoFe-based all-metallic LSVs, we show that giant magnetoresistance variations of more than 10% can be obtained, competitive with the(More)