Electrical spin injection and detection have been investigated at cryogenic temperatures using a lateral spin-valve structure. Either Bi or BiPb was used as a nonmagnetic spin medium, while CoFe and NiFe were employed as the spin injector and spin detector, respectively. A large magnetoresistance signal corresponding to ΔR=1.2 m was detected from the BiPb-based spin-valves. From this result, a large spin diffusion length of 230 μm and a high interfacial spin polarization of 10% were derived. From an independent calculation, it was found that the interfacial spin polarization and the associated spin accumulation are strongly correlated with the interfacial resistance.
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