In the emerging field of spin-electronics ideal ferromagnetic electron sources would not only possess a high degree of spin polarization, but would also offer control over the magnitude of this polarization. We demonstrate here that a simple scheme can be utilized to control both the magnitude and the sign of the spin polarization of ferromagnetic CoS2, which we probe with a variety of techniques. The position of the Fermi level is fine-tuned by solid solution alloying with the isostructural diamagnetic semiconductor FeS 2, leading to tunable spin polarization of up to 85%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - Feb 11 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)