Spin Nernst effect of magnons in collinear antiferromagnets [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 2016. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- Article numbers 217,202 : digital, PDF file
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- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- In a collinear antiferromagnet with easy-axis anisotropy, symmetry guarantees that the spin wave modes are doubly degenerate. The two modes carry opposite spin angular momentum and exhibit opposite chirality. Using a honeycomb antiferromagnet in the presence of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, we show that a longitudinal temperature gradient can drive the two modes to opposite transverse directions, realizing a spin Nernst effect of magnons with vanishing thermal Hall current. We find that magnons around the $\Gamma$ point and the $K$ point contribute oppositely to the transverse spin transport, and their competition leads to a sign change of the spin Nernst coefficient at finite temperature. As a result, possible material candidates are discussed.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 11/15/2016., "KC0202030", "ERKCS93", Physical Review Letters 117 21 ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO AM, and Ran Cheng; Satoshi Okamoto; Di Xiao.
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