Thermoelectric spin diffusion in a ferromagnetic metal

Moosa Hatami, Gerrit E.W. Bauer, Saburo Takahashi, Sadamichi Maekawa

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We present a semiclassical theory of spin diffusion in a ferromagnetic metal subject to a temperature gradient. Spin-flip scattering can generate pure thermal spin currents by short-circuiting spin channels while suppressing spin accumulations. A thermally induced spin density is locally generated when the energy dependence of the density of states is spin polarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-484
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Metallic ferromagnets
  • D. Spin caloritronics
  • D. Spin diffusion
  • D. Thermoelectrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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