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Spin-transfer torque in ferromagnetic bilayers generated by anomalous Hall effect and anisotropic magnetoresistance

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Author(s)

Tomohiro Taniguchi, Julie Grollier, Mark D. Stiles

Abstract

We propose an experimental scheme to determine the spin-transfer torque efficiency excited by the spin-orbit interaction in ferromagnetic bilayers from the measurement of the longitudinal magnetoresistace. Solving a diffusive spin-transport theory with appropriate boundary conditions, gives an analytical formula of the longitudinal charge current density. The longitudinal charge current has a term that is proportional to the square of the spin-transfer torque efficiency, and which depends on the ratio of the film thickness to the spin diffusion length of the ferromagnet. Extracting this contribution from measurements of the longitudinal resistivity as a function of the thickness can give the spin-transfer torque efficiency.
Citation
SPIE Conference Proceedings
Volume
9931

Keywords

Spintronics, spin-transfer torque, anomalous Hall effect, anisotropic magnetoresistance, spin current, magnetization dynamics

Citation

Taniguchi, T. , Grollier, J. and Stiles, M. (2016), Spin-transfer torque in ferromagnetic bilayers generated by anomalous Hall effect and anisotropic magnetoresistance, SPIE Conference Proceedings, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2235822, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=921800 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created September 25, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021