Theory of unidirectional spin heat conveyer

Hiroto Adachi, Sadamichi Maekawa

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We theoretically investigate the unidirectional spin heat conveyer effect recently reported in the literature that emerges from the Damon-Eshbach spin wave on the surface of a magnetic material. We develop a simple phenomenological theory for heat transfer dynamics in a coupled system of phonons and the Damon-Eshbach spin wave, and demonstrate that there arises a direction-selective heat flow as a result of the competition between an isotropic heat diffusion by phonons and a unidirectional heat drift by the spin wave. The phenomenological approach can account for the asymmetric local temperature distribution observed in the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17C710
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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