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Publication Citation: Direct-Current Induced Dynamics in Co90Fe10/Ni80Fe20 Point Contacts

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Author(s): William H. Rippard; Matthew R. Pufall; Shehzaad F. Kaka; Stephen E. Russek; Thomas J. Silva;
Title: Direct-Current Induced Dynamics in Co90Fe10/Ni80Fe20 Point Contacts
Published: January 16, 2004
Abstract: We have directly measured coherent high-frequency magnetization dynamics in ferromagnetic films induced by a spin-polarized dc current. The precision frequency can be tuned over a range of several gigahertz by varying the applied current. The frequencies of excitation also vary with applied field, resulting in a microwave oscillator that can be tuned from below 5 to above 40 GHz. This novel method of inducing high-frequency dynamics yields oscillation having quality factors from 200 to 800. We compare our results with those from single-domain simulation of current induced dynamics.
Citation: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 92
Issue: 2
Pages: pp. 027201-1 - 027201-4
Keywords: magnetization dynamics,point contacts,rf excitations,spin transfer
Research Areas: Electromagnetics
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