The Weyl antiferromagnet Mn3Sn has recently attracted significant attention as it is not only a novel magnetic quantum material of fundamental interest, but it also opens opportunities to investigate a number of exotic spin-dependent transports for practical antiferromagnetic devices. Here, we report the large spin to charge conversion observed in YIG/Mn3Sn. Evidenced by both spin Seebeck and spin pumping measurements, the spin to charge conversion efficiency of Mn3Sn is found ∼2.5 times of that for the conventional heavy metal Ta. Our results suggest a promising potential for employing a topological non-trivial antiferromagnet to achieve more efficient spin to charge conversion than conventional metallic materials.
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- Materials Science(all)