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Observation of the inverse spin Hall effect in ZnO thin films: An all-electrical approach to spin injection and detection

Discovery: We
have observed a large inverse spin-Hall effect (ISHE) in ZnO
films grown using Pulsed Laser Deposition. This discovery provides an entirely
new means of measuring spin currents in semiconductors.

Developed a novel device concept for the injection and detection of
spin-polarized carriers.

and Significance: First electrically detected measurement
of the ISHE response in ZnO. The results illustrate the potential of ZnO in
future spintronic devices, creating a path for achieving next-generation
all-electrical transparent spintronic devices.