Heat and spin

Sadamichi Maekawa, Hiroto Adachi

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The thermopower, the so-called Seebeck effect, is the conversion of heat to electricity and is due to the entropy carried by conduction electrons. In strongly-correlated electron systems and Kondo materials, spin fluctuation is shown to bring about an entropy in conduction electrons and to result in a giant thermopower. Recently, the spin Seebeck effect, which reflects the conversion via the spin current in magnetic materials, was discovered. The mechanism is examined and a variety of experiments are explained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1985-1989
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


  • Seebeck effect
  • Spin Seebeck effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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