We describe the factors that control the transfer ratio of the spin-valve transistor. An increase in transfer ratio is obtained by a systematic variation of the height of emitter and collector Schottky barrier, and of the nonmagnetic metals. Next, we found that in some cases, a thicker base leads to a higher transfer ratio. Finally, the thickness of the magnetic layers in the Ni 80 Fe 20 /Au/Co spin-valve base can be optimized for a maximum absolute change of collector current. An overall increase by a factor of 24 was achieved, without loss of the magnetocurrent.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied physics letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
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