We show spin torque oscillation at zero external magnetic field using a point-contact giant magnetoresistance device with a highly spin-polarized Co2Fe0.4Mn0.6Si (CFMS) Heusler alloy. The device emitted a high rf power (Prf) signal with a narrow spectral linewidth of 3 MHz without external magnetic field. Depending on the applied current, mode changes were clearly observed, and a large Prf of 25.7 nW was achieved. The large Prf and the high coherency of oscillation are attributable to the combination of the high spin-polarization of CFMS and the advantages of point-contact geometry.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)