有沢 洋希*; 大門 俊介*; 追川 康之*; Seo, Y.-J.*; 針井 一哉; 大柳 洸一*; 齊藤 英治
Applied Physics Letters, 114(12), p.122402_1 - 122402_5, 2019/03
We have investigated magnetic field effects on mechanical vibration of a magnetic microbridge made of ferrimagnetic insulator YFeO at room temperature. The mechanical resonance frequency of the bridge exhibits a steep change at the saturation magnetic field of the microbridge. The steep change was shown to originate from magnetoelastic coupling combined with shape magnetic anisotropy. The competition between shape magnetic anisotropy and the external magnetic field can drive a delta-E effect, the modulation of Young modulus via the magnetoelastic coupling, in a narrow field range, which results in the observed steep change in the mechanical property.
内田 健一*; 大門 俊介*; 井口 亮*; 齊藤 英治
Nature, 558(7708), p.95 - 99, 2018/06
The Peltier effect, discovered in 1834, converts a charge current into a heat current in a conductor, and its performance is described by the Peltier coefficient, which is defined as the ratio of the generated heat current to the applied charge current. To exploit the Peltier effect for thermoelectric cooling or heating, junctions of two conductors with different Peltier coefficients have been believed to be indispensable. Here we challenge this conventional wisdom by demonstrating Peltier cooling and heating in a single material without junctions. This is realized through an anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect in which the Peltier coefficient depends on the angle between the directions of a charge current and magnetization in a ferromagnet. By using active thermography techniques, we observe the temperature change induced by this effect in a plain nickel slab. We find that the thermoelectric properties of the ferromagnet can be redesigned simply by changing the configurations of the charge current and magnetization, for instance, by shaping the ferromagnet so that the current must flow around a curve. Our experimental results demonstrate the suitability of nickel for the anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect and the importance of spin-orbit interaction in its mechanism. The anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect observed here is the missing thermoelectric phenomenon in ferromagnetic materials-the Onsager reciprocal of the anisotropic magneto-Seebeck effect previously observed in ferromagnets and its simplicity might prove useful in developing thermal management technologies for electronic and spintronic devices.
大門 俊介*; 内田 健一*; 井口 亮*; 日置 友智*; 齊藤 英治
Physical Review B, 96(2), p.024424_1 - 024424_12, 2017/07
The spin Peltier effect (SPE), heat-current generation due to spin-current injection, in various metal (Pt, W, and Au single layers and Pt/Cu bilayer)/ferrimagnetic insulator [yttrium-iron-garnet (YIG)] junction systems has been investigated by means of a lock-in thermography (LIT) method. The SPE is excited by a spin current across the metal/YIG interface, which is generated by applying a charge current to the metallic layer via the spin Hall effect. The LIT method enables the thermal imaging of the SPE free from the Joule-heating contribution. Importantly, we observed spin-current-induced temperature modulation not only in the Pt/YIG and W/YIG systems, but also in the Au/YIG and Pt/Cu/YIG systems, excluding the possible contamination by anomalous Ettingshausen effects due to proximity-induced ferromagnetism near the metal/YIG interface. As demonstrated in our previous study, the SPE signals are confined only in the vicinity of the metal/YIG interface; we buttress this conclusion by reducing a spatial blur due to thermal diffusion in an infrared-emission layer on the sample surface used for the LIT measurements. We also found that the YIG-thickness dependence of the SPE is similar to that of the spin Seebeck effect measured in the same Pt/YIG sample, implying the reciprocal relation between them.
渡辺 真悟*; 廣部 大地*; 塩見 雄毅*; 井口 亮*; 大門 俊介*; 亀田 麻衣*; 高橋 三郎*; 齊藤 英治
Scientific Reports (Internet), 7, p.4576_1 - 4576_6, 2017/07
Spin pumping enables the generation of d.c. and gigahertz-band (GHz-band) voltages from an applied microwave via magnetization dynamics when combined with inverse spin Hall effects. However, generating such voltages in the in-between frequency region, or the megahertz (MHz) band, has been difficult since ferromagnetic resonance usually occurs in the GHz band. Here we show that in spite of GHz-band microwaves applied, MHz-band voltages can be generated by spin pumping with use of nonlinear magnetization dynamics in YFeO. The mechanism is ascribed to the MHz-band oscillation of the amplitude of the magnetization precession, which is projected onto a rectified voltage component via spin pumping. The present finding could be useful for frequency down-conversion thanks to the simple and durable structure, continuous-wave operation, and the tunability of an output frequency with low magnetic fields.
井口 亮*; 内田 健一*; 大門 俊介*; 齊藤 英治
Physical Review B, 95(17), p.174401_1 - 174401_7, 2017/05
We report a simultaneous measurement of a longitudinal spin Seebeck effect (LSSE) and thermal conductivity in a Pt/YFeO (YIG)/Pt system in a temperature range from 10 to 300 K. By directly monitoring the temperature difference in the system, we excluded thermal artifacts in the LSSE measurements. It is found that both the LSSE signal and the thermal conductivity of YIG exhibit sharp peaks at the same temperature, different from previous reports. The maximum LSSE coefficient is found to be V/K, one-order-of magnitude greater than the previously reported values. The concomitant enhancement of the LSSE and thermal conductivity of YIG suggests the strong correlation between magnon and phonon transport in the LSSE.
大門 俊介*; 井口 亮*; 日置 友智*; 齊藤 英治; 内田 健一*
Nature Communications (Internet), 7, p.13754_1 - 13754_7, 2016/12
The Peltier effect modulates the temperature of a junction comprising two different conductors in response to charge currents across the junction, which is used in solid-state heat pumps and temperature controllers in electronics. Recently, in spintronics, a spin counterpart of the Peltier effect was observed. The "spin Peltier effect" modulates the temperature of a magnetic junction in response to spin currents. Here we report thermal imaging of the spin Peltier effect; using active thermography technique, we visualize the temperature modulation induced by spin currents injected into a magnetic insulator from an adjacent metal. The thermal images reveal characteristic distribution of spin-current-induced heat sources, resulting in the temperature change confined only in the vicinity of themetal/insulator interface. This finding allows us to estimate the actual magnitude of the temperature modulation induced by the spin Peltier effect, which is more than one order of magnitude greater than previously believed.
吉川 貴史*; 内田 健一*; 大門 俊介*; 齊藤 英治
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 85(6), p.065003_1 - 065003_2, 2016/06
The spin Seebeck effect (SSE) in a Pt-film/YFeO (YIG)-slab junction system has been investigated at low temperatures and under various magnetic fields in the longitudinal configuration. We found that, by increasing applied magnetic fields, the SSE signal gradually decreases and converges to zero without showing sign reversal. The complete field-induced suppression of the SSE is interpreted in terms of the effect of the Zeeman gap in magnon excitation.
吉川 貴史*; 内田 健一*; 大門 俊介*; Qiu, Z.*; 塩見 雄毅*; 齊藤 英治
Physical Review B, 92(6), p.064413_1 - 064413_9, 2015/08
The longitudinal spin Seebeck effect (LSSE) in Pt/YFeO (YIG) junction systems has been investigated at various magnetic fields and temperatures. We found that the LSSE voltage in a Pt/YIG-slab system is suppressed by applying high magnetic fields and this suppression is critically enhanced at low temperatures. The field-induced suppression of the LSSE in the Pt/YIG-slab system is too large at around room temperature to be explained simply by considering the effect of the Zeeman gap in magnon excitation. This result requires us to introduce a magnon-frequency-dependent mechanism into the scenario of LSSE; low-frequency magnons dominantly contribute to the LSSE. The magnetic field dependence of the LSSE voltage was observed to change by changing the thickness of YIG, suggesting that the thermospin conversion by the low-frequency magnons is suppressed in thin YIG films due to the long characteristic lengths of such magnons.
内田 健一*; 大江 純一郎*; 吉川 貴史*; 大門 俊介*; Hou, D.*; Qiu, Z.*; 齊藤 英治
Physical Review B, 92(1), p.014415_1 - 014415_8, 2015/07
The magnetic-field dependence of the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect (LSSE) in a Pt/YFeO (YIG)-slab junction system was found to deviate from a bulk magnetization curve of the YIG slab in a low field range. In this paper, we show that the deviation originates from the difference between surface and bulk magnetization processes in the YIG slab and that it appears even when removing possible extrinsic magnetic anisotropy due to surface roughness and replacing the Pt layer with different materials. This result indicates that the anomalous field dependence of the LSSE is due to an intrinsic magnetic property of the YIG surface. Our numerical calculation based on the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation shows that the deviation between the LSSE and bulk magnetization curves is qualitatively explained by introducing easy-axis perpendicular magnetic anisotropy near the surface of YIG.
大門 俊介*; 井口 亮*; 内田 健一*; 齊藤 英治
Journal of Physics D; Applied Physics, 48(16), p.164014_1 - 164014_4, 2015/04
YFeO (YIG) films with a periodic-antidot-array structure fabricated by laser microprocessing is shown to exhibit clear characteristics of two-dimensional (2D) magnonic crystals. The experimental results demonstrate that the spin-wave-resonance spectra in the YIG films are modulated by the periodic antidot structure. The frequency and lattice constant dependences of the spectra are well reproduced by a numerical calculation based on magnonic band structures of the 2D magnonic crystals. Since the laser micro-processing is compatible with various thin-film fabrication methods, it can be a powerful tool for constructing magnonic crystals.
Schreier, M.*; Bauer, G. E. W.*; Vasyuchka, V.*; Flipse, J.*; 内田 健一*; Lotze, J.*; Lauer, V.*; Chumak, A.*; Serga, A.*; 大門 俊介*; et al.
Journal of Physics D; Applied Physics, 48(2), p.025001_1 - 025001_5, 2015/01
We carried out a concerted effort to determine the absolute sign of the inverse spin Hall effect voltage generated by spin currents injected into a normal metal. We focus on yttrium iron garnet (YIG)|platinum bilayers at room temperature, generating spin currents by microwaves and temperature gradients. We find consistent results for different samples and measurement setups that agree with theory. We suggest a right-hand-rule to define a positive spin Hall angle corresponding to the voltage expected for the simple case of scattering of free electrons from repulsive Coulomb charges.
井口 亮*; 佐藤 浩司*; 廣部 大地*; 大門 俊介*; 齊藤 英治
Applied Physics Express, 7(1), p.013003_1 - 013003_4, 2014/01
井口 亮*; 佐藤 浩司*; 廣部 大地*; 大門 俊介*; 齊藤 英治
Applied Physics Express, 7(1), p.013003_1 - 013003_4, 2014/01
We investigate a dc rectification effect of magnetization dynamics based on spin Hall magnetoresistance (SMR) in an insulating magnet/metal system on spin pumping measurements. We theoretically find that the rectification effect by SMR has different in-plane magnetization angle dependence from that of the inverse spin Hall effect on the spin pumping. The negligible contribution from the rectification effect is experimentally confirmed in a cavity measurement.
吉川 貴史*; 内田 健一*; 大門 俊介*; 塩見 雄毅*; 安立 裕人; Qiu, Z.*; Hou, D.*; Jin, X.-F.*; 前川 禎通; 齊藤 英治
Physical Review B, 88(21), p.214403_1 - 214403_11, 2013/12
The longitudinal spin Seebeck effect and the anomalous Nernst effect are investigated in various metal/insulator junction systems, and the clear separation of the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect from the anomalous Nernst effect induced by static magnetic proximity is demonstrated. It is shown that, in Pt/YFeO samples, the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect is three orders of magnitude greater than the proximity-driven anomalous Nernst effect.