Electron-electron interaction induced spin thermalization in quasi-low-dimensional spin valves

Tero T. Heikkilä, Moosa Hatami, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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We study the spin thermalization, i.e., the inter-spin energy relaxation mediated by electron-electron scattering in small spin valves. When one or two of the dimensions of the spin valve spacer are smaller than the thermal coherence length, the direct spin energy exchange rate diverges and needs to be regularized by the sample dimensions. Here we consider two model systems: a long quasi-1D wire and a thin quasi-2D sheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Magnetic films and multilayers
  • D. Heat conduction
  • D. Inter-spin heat exchange
  • D. Thermoelectric effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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