Thermal effects in spintronics: Physics and applications

Hiroto Adachi, Sadamichi Maekawa

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    Recent progress in investigation of the interplay of spin and heat is reviewed. A special emphasis is placed on the newly discovered example of the thermospin phenomenon termed "spin Seebeck effect" which enables the thermal injection of spin currents from a ferromagnet into attached nonmagnetic metals over a macroscopic scale of several millimeters. The theoretical basis for understanding the spin Seebeck effect is presented, and other thermal spin effects are briefly discussed as well.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Spintronics
    PublisherSpringer Netherlands
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic)9789400768925
    ISBN (Print)9789400768918
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 16 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)
    • Materials Science(all)


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