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Spin-injection-induced magnetization reversal
Author(s): Jean-Eric Wegrowe; T. Wade
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Paper Abstract

The usual charge carrier exploited in all electronic devices is the electron (and hole) and possesses hence, associated with its inertial masse, a spin degree of freedom. Manipulating spin-polarized electric current is the role devoted to Spintronics. Investigating the current induced magnetization switching (CIMS), consists in measuring the dynamics of the magnetization due to spin-polarized current injection. It is shown that two different mechanisms are operating. One can be described with a current dependent torque, and the other one is attributed to longitudinal spin-transfer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4999, Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future, (1 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.475405
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Jean-Eric Wegrowe, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Lab. des Solides Irradíes, CNRS (France)
T. Wade, Lab. des Solides Irradies, CNRS (France)
Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4999:
Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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