We study the spin thermalization, i.e., the inter-spin energy relaxation mediated by electron-electron scattering in small spin valves. When one or two of the dimensions of the spin valve spacer are smaller than the thermal coherence length, the direct spin energy exchange rate diverges and needs to be regularized by the sample dimensions. Here we consider two model systems: a long quasi-1D wire and a thin quasi-2D sheet.
- A. Magnetic films and multilayers
- D. Heat conduction
- D. Inter-spin heat exchange
- D. Thermoelectric effects