Detection of spin-wave spin current in a magnetic insulator

Y. Kajiwara, S. Takahashi, S. Maekawa, E. Saitoh

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Conduction electron can carry a flow spin angular momentum, a spin current. This paper describes another type of spin current: a spin current carried by spin waves. Some types of spin waves can carry a spin current, which can propagate both in insulators and metals. These two types of spin currents were found to exchange each other at a Pt/Y3Fe5O12 interface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5772199
Pages (from-to)1591-1594
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun


  • Spin current
  • spintronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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