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Walther-Meißner-Institut (WMI), Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Chair for Technical Physics (E23), Technische Universität München

Spin Caloritronics and Spin Pumping
WS 2012/2013


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Wednesday, 10:15 - 11:45 h

Seminar Room 143
Walther-Meißner-Str. 8
Research Campus Garching

Date Speaker Title
Hans Huebl
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW) and Technische Universität München (TUM)
Preliminary discussion and assignment of topics
Hans Huebl
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW) and Technische Universität München (TUM)
Preliminary discussion and assignmet of topics
Julia Winnerl
Physik-Department, Technische Universität München
Thermoelectric effects without a spin
Andreas Rauscher
Physik-Department, Technische Universität München
Ferromagnetic Resonance
Friedrich Witek
Spin hall effect
Hans Huebl
Spin Seebeck effect
Andreas Duensing
Physik-Department, Technische Universität München
Spin Peltier effect

This seminar deals with spin-related phenomena in solid state physics.

The focus of the seminar will be on
1. spin caloritronics
2. spin currents and spin pumping

Both topics have substantial overlap with magnetism-related research activities at the WMI and the TUM physics department. Seminar talks can be given either in English or in German.

The seminar is relevant for the special courses on "Magnetism and Spintronics". It is suitable for bachelor and master students in the 6. semester and higher.


(Spin-abhängige Effekte in Festkörpern stehen im Fokus dieses Seminars. Dabei sollen einerseits spin-kalorische Phänomene diskutiert werden, also der Spin- bzw. Ladungstransport in Proben, die einem Temperaturgradienten ausgesetzt sind. Andererseits werden wir uns mit Spindynamik und Spin-Strömen bzw. dem Spin-Pumpen-Effekt beschäftigen. Der Spin-Pumpen-Effekt erlaubt die Erzeugung reiner Spintröme, die für die Grundlagenforschung und für Spin-Elektronik sehr interessant sind.)

Topics for seminar talks in WS2012/2013:

  1. Thermo-electric effects without a spin [thermopower, Seebeck & Peltier effects, Onsager relations] (Literature: Harman&Honig, Ziman, Gross lecture notes)

  2. Transverse magneto-thermo-electric effects [Hall & Nernst effects, spin Hall effect] (Literature: Harman&Honig, Ziman, Gross lecture notes, Hirsch PRL 83, 1834 (1999))

  3. Magnon basics [magnon dispersion, propagation length, magnon modes] (Literature: Sparks, Demokritov, Hillebrands)

  4. Spin-dependent Seebeck effect (Literature: Slachter et al., Nature Phys. 6, 879 (2010))

  5. Spin-dependent Peltier effect (Literature: Flipse et al., Nature Nanotech. 7, 166 (2012))

  6. Spin Seebeck effect (Literature: Uchida et al., Nature 455, 778 (2008))

  7. Spin Seebeck insulator (Literature: Uchida et al. Nature Mater. 9, 894 (2010))

  8. Intrinsic Spin-Dependent thermal transport [What about the substrate?] (Literature: Huang et al., PRL 107, 216604 (2011))

  9. Seebeck effect in magnetic tunnel junctions (Literature: Walter et al., Nature Mater. 10, 742 (2011))

  10. Seebeck spin tunneling (Literature: LeBreton et al., Nature 475,82 (2011))

  11. Spin pumping (Literature: Czeschka et al., PRL 107, 046601 (2011))

  12. Acoustic spin pumping (Literature: Uchida et al., Nature Mater. 10, 737 (2011), Weiler PRL 108, 176601 (2012))

  13. RF measurement techniques [waveguides, cavities, and network analysis]  (see Tutorial)

  14. Magnetic susceptibility: From DC to RF (Literature: Stancil, Morrish, Chikazumi)

  15. Landau-Lifshitz-equation and precessional switching (Literature: Stancil, Morrish, Chikazumi)

  16. Ferromagnetic resonance (Literature: Morrish, Kittel)

  17. Antiferromagnetic resonance  (Literature: Morrish, Kittel)

  18. Magnetic damping (Literature: Sparks)

For general information on the teaching program of TUM see TUMonline.