Spin-Seebeck thermoelectric converter

Akihiro Kirihara, Masahiko Ishida, Ken Ichi Uchida, Hiroko Someya, Yuma Iwasaki, Kazuki Ihara, Shigeru Kohmoto, Eiji Saitoh, Tomoo Murakami

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Thermoelectric conversion (TEC) technologies, which convert heat into electricity, have received a great attention, because they are expected to be a powerful approach to utilize wasted thermal energy. Here we present novel thermoelectric converters based on the spin Seebeck effect (SSE), and show their scaling law which is largely different from that of conventional TEC devices. We experimentally demonstrate that the TEC output signals straightforwardly increase with the size of the converters. This scaling law enables us to implement simple-structured thermoelectric converters by using productive film-coating methods. Such coating-based TEC techniques may pave the way for a wide range of applications using a variety of heat sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950379
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 26
EventIEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2014 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2014 Jul 282014 Jul 31

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2014


OtherIEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, INEC 2014


  • metal organic decomposition
  • spin Seebeck effect
  • thermoelectric conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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