We are the leading research team to drive the new paradigmshift of “spin”, a novel property of nature. Our challenge is to innovate the use of spin in ways totally different from conventional spintronics approaches.
Spin is the internal angular momentum of electron. This mysterious rotation of electron has attracted a lot of attentions during the last decade in the context of spintronics, where spin plays the role of information carrier. But, there is more. We have revealed a hidden capability of spin: rectifying random fluctuations to workable energy. This novel capability originates from spin’s inherent property: “violation of time reversal symmetry”. We are opening the new horizon of spin science to innovate the use of spin. This project is supported by Japanese government via ERATO research funding program.More detail
In this project, we conduct activities targeting a wide range of people in order to let more people know the theme of the project.
Spin Quantum Rectification - Spin Seebeck Association Launched. The special site is here.
Biannual conference of Spin Quantum Rectification Project at Sendai.
Invention Workshop for Spin Quntum Rectification.
Workshop "SPIN ENERGY MATERIALS" at Institute of Material Science. The special site is here.
Workshop on “Spin orbit coupling and spin mechanics” with REIMEI and SPICE. The special site is here.
Summer School "Spintronics and Spin Current". The special site is here.
Prof. Saitoh will have a plenary lecture about Spin Science at 20th International Conference of Magnetism 2015 at Barcelona.
Workshop "Spintronics by YIG Spin Wave" at JAEA.
Project Kickoff MTG at Sendai Trust City Conference.
Spin Hydrodynamic Generation
R.Takahashi, M.Matsuo, M.Ono, K.Harii, H.Chudo, S.Okayasu, J.Ieda, S.Takahashi, S. Maekawa & E. Saitoh
Nature Physics (2015)
Generation of spin currents by surface plasmon resonance
K. Uchida, H. Adachi, D. Kikuchi, S. Ito, Z. Qiu, S. Maekawa & E. Saitoh
Nature Communications 6, 5910 (2015)
Unidirectional spin-wave heat conveyer
T. An, V. I. Vasyuchka, K. Uchida, A. V. Chumak, K. Yamaguchi, K. Harii, J. Ohe, M. B. Jungfleisch, Y. Kajiwara, H. Adachi, B. Hillebrands, S. Maekawa & E. Saitoh
Nature Materials 12, 549?553 (2013)
Long-range spin Seebeck effect and acoustic spin pumping
K. Uchida, H. Adachi, T. An, T. Ota, M. Toda, B. Hillebrands, S. Maekawa & E. Saitoh
Nature Materials 10, 737-741 (2011)
Conversion of spin current into charge current at room temperature: Inverse spin-Hall effect
E. Saitoh, M. Ueda, H. Miyajima and G. Tatara
Appl. Phys. Lett. 88 , 182509 (2006)