Spin Seebeck effect in antiferromagnets and compensated ferrimagnets

Yuichi Ohnuma, Hiroto Adachi, Eiji Saitoh, Sadamichi Maekawa

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We theoretically investigate the spin Seebeck effect (SSE) in antiferromagnets and ferrimagnets, and show that the SSE vanishes in antiferromagnets but survives in ferrimagnets even at the magnetization compensation point despite the absence of its saturation magnetization. The nonvanishing SSE in ferrimagnets stems from two nondegenerate magnons. We demonstrate that the magnitude of the SSE in ferrimagnets is unchanged across the magnetization compensation point.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014423
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 22 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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