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Thermal spin-accumulation
Author(s): Jean-Eric Wegrowe; Henri-Jean Drouhin; Daniel Lacour
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Paper Abstract

In order to understand some new spintronics experiments of spin-dependent voltage for which the electric conduction does not play a role, a model of two spin-conduction channel is proposed in which the ferromagnets (either electric conductors or insulators) are defined by an ensemble of non­ equilibrium heat carriers composed of a populations of heat carriers of spin up, and heat carriers of spin down. It is shown that a temperature gradient generates locally a spin-accumulation. The diffu­ sion equation of this thermal spin-accumulation is straightforwardly derived from the corresponding transport equations and conservation equations. The principle of the detection is described in terms of Spin-Nernst effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8461, Spintronics V, 84610D (9 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.936328
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Ecole Polytechnique, LSI, CNRS (France)
Henri-Jean Drouhin, Ecole Polytechnique, LSI, CNRS (France)
Daniel Lacour, Institut Jean Lamour, CNRS, Univ. H. Poincarré (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8461:
Spintronics V
Henri-Jean Drouhin; Jean-Eric Wegrowe; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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