Modelling of the Peltier effect in magnetic multilayers

Isaac Juarez-Acosta, Miguel A. Olivares-Robles, Subrojati Bosu, Yuya Sakuraba, Takahide Kubota, Saburo Takahashi, Koki Takanashi, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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We model the charge, spin, and heat currents in ferromagnetic metal|normal metal|normal metal trilayer structures in the two current model, taking into account bulk and interface thermoelectric properties as well as Joule heating. The results include the temperature distribution as well as resistance-current curves that reproduce the observed shifted parabolic characteristics. Thin tunneling barriers can enhance the apparent Peltier cooling. The model agrees with the experimental results for wide multilayer pillars, but the giant effects observed for diameters ≲100 nm are still under discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073906
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 21

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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