Characterization of spin-transfer-torque effect induced magnetization dynamics driven by short current pulses

T. Meyer, T. Brächer, F. Heussner, A. A. Serga, H. Naganuma, K. Mukaiyama, M. Oogane, Y. Ando, B. Hillebrands, P. Pirro

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Abstract

We present a time-resolved study of the magnetization dynamics in a microstructured Cr|Heusler|Pt waveguide driven by the spin-Hall-effect and the spin-transfer-torque effect via short current pulses. In particular, we focus on the determination of the threshold current at which the spin-wave damping is compensated. We have developed an alternative method based on the temporal evolution of the magnon density at the beginning of an applied current pulse at which the magnon density deviates from the thermal level. Since this method does not depend on the signal-to-noise ratio, it allows for a robust and reliable determination of the threshold current which is important for the characterization of any future application based on the spin-transfer-torque effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022401
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume112
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 8

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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