Low Temperature Physics: 46, 383 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1063/10.0000872
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 46, Number 4 (April 2020), p. 462-480    ( to contents , go back )

Magnon–phonon interactions in magnon spintronics (Review Article)

D.A. Bozhko1, V.I. Vasyuchka2, A.V. Chumak3, and A.A. Serga2

1Department of Physics and Energy Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 80918, USA
E-mail: dbozhko@uccs.edu

2Fachbereich Physik and Landesforschungszentrum OPTIMAS, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern D-67663, Germany

3Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Vienna A-1090, Austria
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Received December 5, 2019, published online February 28, 2020


Nowadays, the interaction between phonon and magnon subsystems of a magnetic medium is a hot topic of research. The complexity of phonon and magnon spectra, the existence of both bulk and surface modes, the quantization effects, and the dependence of magnon properties on applied magnetic field, make this field very complex and intriguing. Moreover, the recent advances in the fields of spin caloritronics and magnon spintronics as well as the observation of the spin Seebeck effect in magnetic insulators points on the crucial role of magnons in spin-caloric transport processes. In this review, we collect the variety of different studies in which magnon-phonon interaction play important role. The scope of the paper covers the wide range of phenomena starting from the interaction of the coherent magnons with surface acoustic wave and finishing with the formation of magnon supercurrents in the thermal gradients.

Key words: magnon, phonon, spin Seebeck effect, thermalization, Bose–Einstein condensate.

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