Influence of interface condition on spin-Seebeck effects

Z. Qiu, D. Hou, K. Uchida, E. Saitoh

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The longitudinal spin-Seebeck effect (LSSE) has been investigated for Pt/yttrium iron garnet (YIG) bilayer systems. The magnitude of the voltage induced by the LSSE is found to be sensitive to the Pt/YIG interface condition. We observed a large LSSE voltage in a Pt/YIG system with a better crystalline interface, while the voltage decays steeply when an amorphous layer is introduced at the interface artificially.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164013
JournalJournal Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 29


  • interface structure
  • spin current
  • spin-Seebeck effect
  • thermoelectric conversion


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