We applied giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect to measure spin diffusion l
ength in a non-magnetic metal. The temperature dependence of the magnetores
istance observed in Fe/Cu/Ni tri-layer samples was strongly dependent on th
e thickness of the middle Cu layers, apparently reflecting the spin diffusi
on length. Assuming the error-function dependence on the thickness, we deri
ved the values of the spin diffusion length. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier
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