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Spin Seebeck effect

Thinks globally but acts locally

Experiments on magnetic insulators and semiconductors imply that the spin Seebeck effect is conceptually different from the standard thermoelectric effect, launching new challenges for both theorists and experimentalists in spintronics.

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Figure 1: Spin Seebeck effect.


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Sinova, J. Thinks globally but acts locally. Nature Mater 9, 880–881 (2010).

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