We studied the magnetization dynamics induced by spin transfer torque (STT) in CoFeRuCoFeCuNiFe nanopillars using Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert micromagnetic simulations including the STT term given by Slonczewski [J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 159, L1 (1996)] and a Gaussian thermal random force. Our simulation results clearly show the probabilistic switching behavior. The antiparallel to parallel switching at 77 K requires a smaller overdrive current than at 300 K. The parallel to antiparallel switching is not dependent on temperature. Our results show that C-like bending induced by the Ampere field plays an important role rather than the misalignment which arises from the thermal magnetization fluctuation.
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