We predict that the magnetization direction of a ferromagnet can be reversed by the spin-transfer torque accompanying spin-polarized thermoelectric heat currents. We illustrate the concept by applying a finite-element theory of thermoelectric transport in disordered magnetoelectronic circuits and devices to metallic spin valves. When thermalization is not complete, a spin heat accumulation vector is found in the normal-metal spacer, i.e., a directional imbalance in the temperature of majority and minority spins.
Hatami, M., Bauer, G. E. W., Zhang, Q. F., & Kelly, P. J. (2007). Thermal spin-transfer torque in magnetoelectronic devices. Physical review letters, 99(6), 066603-1-066603-4. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.066603