Title

Measurement of conduction-electron polarization via the pairing resonance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-7-2009

Abstract

We show that the pairing resonance in the Pauli-limited normal state of ultrathin superconducting Al films provides a spin-resolved probe of conduction-electron polarization in thin magnetic films. A superconductor- insulator-ferromagnet tunneling junction is used to measure the density of states in supercritical parallel magnetic fields that are well beyond the Clogston-Chandresekhar limit, thus greatly extending the field range of the tunneling density of states technique. The applicability and limitations of using the pairing resonance as a spin probe are discussed. © 2009 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review Letters

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