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Current-induced spin polarization on metal surfaces probed by spin-polarized positron beam

Zhang, H.; Yamamoto, Shunya; Fukaya, Yuki  ; Maekawa, Masaki; Li, H.; Kawasuso, Atsuo; Seki, Takeshi*; Saito, Eiji*; Takanashi, Koki*

Current-induced spin polarization (CISP) on the outermost surfaces of Au, Cu, Pt, Pd, Ta, and W nanoscaled films were studied using a spin-polarized positron beam. The Au and Cu surfaces showed no significant CISP. In contrast, the Pt, Pd, Ta, and W films exhibited large CISP (3 to 15% per input charge current of 10$$^{5}$$ A/cm$$^{2}$$) and the CISP of Ta and W were opposite to those of Pt and Pd. The sign of the CISP obeys the same rule in spin Hall effect suggesting that the spin-orbit coupling is mainly responsible for the CISP. The magnitude of the CISP is explained by the Rashba-Edelstein mechanism rather than the diffusive spin Hall effect. This settles a controversy, that which of these two mechanisms dominates the large CISP on metal surfaces.

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