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Title: Thermal Hall Effect Induced by Magnon-Phonon Interactions

Abstract

We propose a new mechanism for the thermal Hall effect in exchange spin-wave systems, which is induced by the magnon-phonon interaction. Using symmetry arguments, we first show that this effect is quite general, and exists whenever the mirror symmetry in the direction of the magnetization is broken. We then demonstrate our result in a collinear ferromagnet on a square lattice, with perpendicular easy-axis anisotropy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction from mirror symmetry breaking. Here, we show that the thermal Hall conductivity is controlled by the resonant contribution from the anticrossing points between the magnon and phonon branches, and estimate its size to be comparable to that of the magnon-mediated thermal Hall effect.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]
  1. Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1571852
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 123; Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Zhang, Xiaoou, Zhang, Yinhan, Okamoto, Satoshi, and Xiao, Di. Thermal Hall Effect Induced by Magnon-Phonon Interactions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.167202.
Zhang, Xiaoou, Zhang, Yinhan, Okamoto, Satoshi, & Xiao, Di. Thermal Hall Effect Induced by Magnon-Phonon Interactions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.167202.
Zhang, Xiaoou, Zhang, Yinhan, Okamoto, Satoshi, and Xiao, Di. Tue . "Thermal Hall Effect Induced by Magnon-Phonon Interactions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.167202.
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title = {Thermal Hall Effect Induced by Magnon-Phonon Interactions},
author = {Zhang, Xiaoou and Zhang, Yinhan and Okamoto, Satoshi and Xiao, Di},
abstractNote = {We propose a new mechanism for the thermal Hall effect in exchange spin-wave systems, which is induced by the magnon-phonon interaction. Using symmetry arguments, we first show that this effect is quite general, and exists whenever the mirror symmetry in the direction of the magnetization is broken. We then demonstrate our result in a collinear ferromagnet on a square lattice, with perpendicular easy-axis anisotropy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction from mirror symmetry breaking. Here, we show that the thermal Hall conductivity is controlled by the resonant contribution from the anticrossing points between the magnon and phonon branches, and estimate its size to be comparable to that of the magnon-mediated thermal Hall effect.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.167202},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 16,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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