Spin current: Experimental and theoretical aspects

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

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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
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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