Enhancement of Thermally Injected Spin Current through an Antiferromagnetic Insulator
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationEnhancement of Thermally Injected Spin Current through an Antiferromagnetic Insulator 2016, 116 (18) Physical Review Letters
JournalPhysical Review Letters
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AbstractWe report a large enhancement of thermally injected spin current in normal metal (NM)/antiferromagnet (AF)/yttrium iron garnet (YIG), where a thin AF insulating layer of NiO or CoO can enhance the spin current from YIG to a NM by up to a factor of 10. The spin current enhancement in NM/AF/YIG, with a pronounced maximum near the Neel temperature of the thin AF layer, has been found to scale linearly with the spin-mixing conductance at the NM/YIG interface for NM = 3d, 4d, and 5d metals. Calculations of spin current enhancement and spin mixing conductance are qualitatively consistent with the experimental results.
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SponsorsThis work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Science, under Award Grant No. DE-SC0009390. W. L. was supported in part by C-SPIN, one of six centers of STARnet, a SRC program sponsored by MARCO and DARPA. K. C. and S. Z. were supported by National Science Foundation under Grant No. ECCS-1404542. W. L. thanks Ssu-Yen Huang from National Taiwan University for fruitful discussions.