Living Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Spintronics

pp 1-17

Date: Latest Version

Lateral Spin Transport (Diffusive Spin Current)

  • Takashi KimuraAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Inamori Frontier Research Center, Kyushu University Email author 


The transport properties of the diffusive pure spin current induced in the metallic nanostructures are discussed. The author introduces the methods for the efficient generation, manipulation, and detection of the pure spin current in laterally configured ferromagnetic/nonmagnetic metal hybrid structures. The experimental demonstration of the magnetization switching using the pure spin current is also introduced.