Evidence for a magnetic seebeck effect

Sylvain D. Brechet, Francesco A. Vetro, Elisa Papa, Stewart Barnes, Jean Philippe Ansermet

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The irreversible thermodynamics of a continuous medium with magnetic dipoles predicts that a temperature gradient in the presence of magnetization waves induces a magnetic induction field, which is the magnetic analog of the Seebeck effect. This thermal gradient modulates the precession and relaxation. The magnetic Seebeck effect implies that magnetization waves propagating in the direction of the temperature gradient and the external magnetic induction field are less attenuated, while magnetization waves propagating in the opposite direction are more attenuated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number087205
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 22 2013
Externally publishedYes


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Brechet, S. D., Vetro, F. A., Papa, E., Barnes, S., & Ansermet, J. P. (2013). Evidence for a magnetic seebeck effect. Physical Review Letters, 111(8), [087205]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.087205