Spin current: Experimental and theoretical aspects

Sadamichi Maekawa, Hiroto Adachi, Ken Ichi Uchida, Jun'Ichi Ieda, Eiji Saitoh

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    Abstract

    The flow of electron spin, the so-called "spin current", is a key concept in the recent progress in spintronics. When the spin current interacts with the magnetic moment in a ferromagnetic metal, the angular momentum and energy conservations give rise to the spin transfer torque and spinmotive force, respectively. When it is injected into a nonmagnetic metal attached to a ferromagnet, the electric current is induced through the spin-charge conversion mechanism (inverse spin Hall effect). The generation and manipulation of the spin current and a variety of novel phenomena given by the spin current, including the spin Seebeck effect and spinmotive force, are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number102002
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Volume82
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

    Keywords

    • Spin Seebeck effect
    • Spin current
    • Spin pumping
    • Spinmotive force
    • Spintronics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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