Current-induced magnetization switching in a nano-scale CoFeB-MgO magnetic tunnel junction under in-plane magnetic field

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Abstract

We study current-induced magnetization switching properties of a magnetic tunnel junction with junction diameter of 19 nm and resistance-area product of 6 Ωμm2 in the nanosecond regime with and without in-plane magnetic field. At zero field, for both parallel (P)-to-anti-parallel (AP) and AP-to-P switchings, the probability of switching PSW approaches unity with the increase of pulse voltage duration τP. However, under in-plane magnetic field, PSW for P-to-AP switching starts to saturate at a value lower than unity with increasing τP, while AP-to-P switching remains the same as in the absence of in-plane magnetic field. This in-plane field dependence of PSW can be partially explained by the influence of electric-field modulation of magnetic anisotropy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055927
JournalAIP Advances
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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