Spin-Polarized Non-Local Transport in Hybrid Structures with Magnetic and Superconducting Correlations
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In this thesis we theoretically examine spin-polarized non-local transport in two junctions built up by materials with superconducting and magnetic properties. The first consists of a Zeeman-split superconductor placed between two normal metals. We find that such systems can generate a spin-polarized non-local current even when the injected current is unpolarized. The effect is however mostly geometric and take place also when the superconductor is switched with a normal metal. The second system is built up by two ferromagnetic wires coupled by a superconductor via spin-active interfaces. We investigate the circumstances which allow for an inverse spin-valve effect. For certain parameter ranges we find that a crossover between positive and negative magnetoresistance is possible as a function of temperature.