Description

This volume of Solid State Physics provides a broad review on recent advances in the field of magnetic insulators, ranging from new spin effects to thin film growth and high-frequency applications. It covers both theoretical and experimental progress. The topics include the use of magnetic insulators to produce and transfer spin currents, the excitation of spin waves in magnetic insulators by spin transfer torque, interplay between the spin and heat transports in magnetic insulator/normal metal heterostructures, nonlinear spin waves in thin films, development of high-quality nanometer thick films, and applications of magnetic insulators in rf, microwave, and terahertz devices, among others. The volume not only presents introductions and tutorials for those just entering the field, but also provides comprehensive yet timely summaries to specialists in the field.

Solid-state physics is the branch of physics primarily devoted to the study of matter in its solid phase, especially at the atomic level. This prestigious series presents timely and state-of-the-art reviews pertaining to all aspects of solid-state physics.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

Readership

Solid state physicists

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. Spin-Wave Spin Current in Magnetic Insulators

Abstract

1 Introduction: Concept of Spin-Wave Spin Current

2 Electric and Magnetic Signals Interconversion in Magnetic Insulators

3 Spin Seebeck Effect in Magnetic Insulators

4 Summary and Perspectives

References

Chapter Two. Spin-Wave Excitation in Magnetic Insulator Thin Films by Spin-Transfer Torque

Abstract

1 Introduction and Background

2 Spin-Current-Induced Magnetization Dynamics

3 Dispersion, Amplification, and Dissipation of Spin Waves in Magnetic Insulators

4 Discussion

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Charge, Spin, and Heat Transport in the Proximity of Metal/Ferromagnet Interface

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Transverse Spin Seebeck Effect

3 Longitudinal Spin Seebeck Effect

4 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Four. Control of Pure Spin Current by Magnon Tunneling and Three-Magnon Splitting in Insulating Yttrium Iron Garnet Films

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Tunneling of Magnons in Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG)

3 Amplification of Spin Currents Due to Magnon–Magnon Interaction

4 Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Five. Spin Pumping and Spin Currents in Magnetic Insulators

Abstract

1 Spin Current Generation

2 Spin Currents and Magnetization Damping

3 Electrical Detection of Spin Currents Generated via Spin Pumping

4 Spin Currents and the Spin-Mixing Conductance Concept

References

Chapter Six. Yttrium Iron Garnet Nano Films: Epitaxial Growth, Spin-Pumping Efficiency, and Pt-Capping-Caused Damping

Abstract

1 Structure and Magnetic Properties of YIG materials

2 Growth of YIG Nano Films

3 Surface Impe

Details

No. of pages:
408
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124081307
Electronic ISBN:
9780124080713