Spincaloritronic Measurements: A Round Robin Comparison of the Longitudinal Spin Seebeck Effect

Alessandro Sola, Vittorio Basso, Michaela Kuepferling, Massimo Pasquale, Daniel Carsten Ne Meier, Gunter Reiss, Timo Kuschel, Takashi Kikkawa, Ken Ichi Uchida, Eiji Saitoh, Hyungyu Jin, Sarah J. Watzman, Steve Boona, Joseph Heremans, Matthias B. Jungfleisch, Wei Zhang, John E. Pearson, Axel Hoffmann, Hans W. Schumacher

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Abstract

The rising field of spin caloritronics focuses on the interactions between spin and heat currents in a magnetic material; the observation of the spin Seebeck effect opened the route to this branch of research. This paper reports the results of a round robin test performed by five partners on a single device highlighting the reproducibility problems related to the measurements of the spin Seebeck coefficient, the quantity that describes the strength of the spin Seebeck effect. This paper stimulated the search for more reproducible measurement methods through the analysis of the systematic effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8580432
Pages (from-to)1765-1773
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Garnets
  • measurement techniques
  • metrology
  • platinum
  • spin polarized transport
  • temperature measurements
  • thermal sensors
  • thermoelectric energy conversion
  • thin film devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sola, A., Basso, V., Kuepferling, M., Pasquale, M., Ne Meier, D. C., Reiss, G., Kuschel, T., Kikkawa, T., Uchida, K. I., Saitoh, E., Jin, H., Watzman, S. J., Boona, S., Heremans, J., Jungfleisch, M. B., Zhang, W., Pearson, J. E., Hoffmann, A., & Schumacher, H. W. (2019). Spincaloritronic Measurements: A Round Robin Comparison of the Longitudinal Spin Seebeck Effect. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 68(6), 1765-1773. [8580432]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2018.2882930