We compute the thermoelectric transport parameterized by the Seebeck coefficient and thermal/electric conductance of random-alloy FeCo/MgO/FeCo(001) magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) from first principles using a generalized Landauer-Büttiker formalism. The thermopower is found to be typically smaller than those of Fe/MgO/Fe(001) MTJs. The (magneto-)Seebeck effect is sensitive to the details of the FeCo/MgO interfaces. Interfacial can greatly enhance the thermoelectric effects in MTJs. We also compute angular-dependent Seebeck coefficients that provide additional information about the transport physics. We report large deviations from the Wiedemann-Franz law at room temperature.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Dec 5|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics