Spin thermoelectric eff ects in Resonant Tunnelling Diodes

Hernández Nicolau, Javier (Supervisor Sánchez, David)
Master Thesis (2013)

We consider thermoelectric e ffects in quantum conductors within the scattering approach. In particular, we study the thermoelectric conductance and Seebeck coefficient of a Resonant Tunneling Diode (RTD). We obtain a maximum thermopower of the order of kB/e which shows a conduction of carriers from the hot to the cold reservoir. The maximum can be modiff ed with the position of the energy level in the quantum
well E0 and with the temperature. In the second part of this Master thesis, a spin splitting in the level is included. We find a splitting in the thermopower maximum and the possibility to obtain completely polarized spin currents by modifying the system parameters. Finally, we study the spin thermopower due to the generation of spin biases in response to thermal gradients. Our results show two peaks in the spin
thermopower of diff erent sign. This eff ect involves a spin polarized current for spin-up or spin-down electrons even in the absence of charge current. We discuss optimal values of this e ffect as a function of temperature.

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