Influence of electron relaxation on electron tunneling

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Abstract

It is shown that the current-voltage characteristics of a three-terminal tunnel junction depend on the energy relaxation time. If the electrodes are made of transition metals, one may extract the fundamental parameters on the spin dependence of the hot electron relaxation time from magnetoresistance measurement. Furthermore, an enhanced tunnel magnetoresistance is predicted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5218-5220
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume87
Issue number9 II
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes

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electron tunneling
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Influence of electron relaxation on electron tunneling. / Zhang, Shufeng.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 87, No. 9 II, 05.2000, p. 5218-5220.

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