Spin convertance at magnetic interfaces

Steven S.L. Zhang, Shufeng Zhang

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Exchange interaction between conduction electrons and magnetic moments at magnetic interfaces leads to mutual conversion between spin current and magnon current. We introduce a concept of spin convertance which quantitatively measures magnon current induced by spin accumulation and spin current created by magnon accumulation at a magnetic interface. We predict several phenomena on charge and spin drag across a magnetic insulator spacer for a few layered structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number214424
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number21
StatePublished - Dec 26 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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