Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1212.2073 (M. B. Jungfleisch et al.)

Heat-induced damping modification in YIG/Pt hetero-structures    [PDF]

M. B. Jungfleisch, T. An, K. Ando, Y. Kajiwara, K. Uchida, V. I. Vasyuchka, A. V. Chumak, A. A. Serga, E. Saitoh, B. Hillebrands
We experimentally demonstrate the manipulation of magnetization relaxation utilizing a temperature difference across the thickness of an yttrium iron garnet/platinum (YIG/Pt) hetero-structure: the damping is either increased or decreased depending on the sign of the temperature gradient. This effect might be explained by a thermally-induced spin torque on the magnetization precession. The heat-induced variation of the damping is detected by microwave techniques as well as by a DC voltage caused by spin pumping into the adjacent Pt layer and the subsequent conversion into a charge current by the inverse spin Hall effect.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.2073

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