Interface of heavy metal layer on a ferromagnetic insulator by PNR


In the spin Seebeck effect (SSE), a temperature gradient generates a pure spin current in a ferromagnet. The magnetic insulator yttrium iron garnet Y3Fe5O12 (YIG) covered with a heavy metal (HM), such as Pt, is just a typical example. However, the mechanism of SSE still remains debatable because some of experiments exhibit the ferromagnetic characteristics in thin Pt films on the ferromagnetic insulator due to the magnetic proximity effects. In our previous preliminary PNR study (Xpress proposal performed in May 2016), the PNR data exhibits new route to investigate the origin of the SSE in HM/YIG. Here, we wish to use PNR to measure the magnetic properties of the interface of YIG/HM. The PNR data will allow us to develop a clear model to help explain the SSE in YIG/HM systems.

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Creator Professor Tao Zhu; Dr Jos Cooper; Dr Christy Kinane; Mr Yuan Sun; Dr Xiaozhi Zhan; Ms Fenfen Chang
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2020
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-03-26T07:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-03-30T07:00:00Z