Numerical study on the spin Seebeck effect

Jun Ichiro Ohe, Hiroto Adachi, Saburo Takahashi, Sadamichi Maekawa

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Abstract

Thermally driven spin-wave spin current in a ferromagnetic material (FM) and the resulting electric signal in a normal metal (NM) probe placed on the FM are theoretically investigated by taking into account the fluctuation- dissipation theorem for thermally fluctuating spin at the interface of an FM-NM junction. We develop a numerical technique for calculating the spin Seebeck signal detected by the NM probe, which converts spin current to charge current by the inverse spin Hall effect. The spin current is induced in the NM probe via an exchange interaction when the FM senses the temperature gradient. Numerical simulation clarifies the role of the sample boundary in the spatial distribution of spin current in both FM and NM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115118
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume83
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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