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Contact: David G. Cahill
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Schematic Representation of Thermally Driven Spin Current

Caption: Ultrafast laser light creates heat transport through the nonmagnetic/ferromagnetic/nonmagnetic tri-layer. The thermal excitation in the ferromagnetic layer produces spin current in the adjacent nonmagnetic layer in a picosecond timescale.

Credit: Gyung-Min Choi

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