Thermoelectric effects in magnetic nanostructures

Moosa Hatami, Gerrit E.W. Bauer, Qinfang Zhang, Paul J. Kelly

研究成果: Article査読

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We model and evaluate the Peltier and Seebeck effects in magnetic multilayer nanostructures by a finite-element theory of thermoelectric properties. We present analytical expressions for the thermopower and the current-induced temperature changes due to Peltier cooling/heating. The thermopower of a magnetic element is in general spin polarized, leading to spin-heat coupling effects. Thermoelectric effects in spin valves depend on the relative alignment of the magnetization directions and are sensitive to spin-flip scattering as well as inelastic collisions in the normal-metal spacer.

本文言語English
論文番号174426
ジャーナルPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
79
17
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 5月 1
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学

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