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Zero-field spin-transfer oscillators combining in-plane and out-of-plane magnetized layers

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Author(s)

William H. Rippard, Stephen E. Russek, Matthew R. Pufall

Abstract

Excited magnetization dynamics in a spin-valve device consisting of an in-plane polarizer and an out-of-plane free layer were studied numerically. In the case where the free layer is assumed to lack any in-plane anisotropy components, a finite external field is required to generate steady-state dynamics, in agreement with previous reports. We demonstrate that this constraint can be removed and precession can be stabilised in zero applied field by introducing an additional in-plane anisotropy axis. Moreover, the in-plane anisotropy offers an additional degree of freedom for tuning the frequency response of the device.
Citation
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume
7
Issue
4

Keywords

spintronics

Citation

Rippard, W. , Russek, S. and Pufall, M. (2014), Zero-field spin-transfer oscillators combining in-plane and out-of-plane magnetized layers, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, [online], https://doi.org/10.7567/APEX.7.043001 (Accessed January 26, 2022)
Created March 20, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018