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Title: Current driven magnetization dynamics of a self-polarised synthetic ferrimagnet

Spin torque driven excitations in spin valves and tunnel junctions are often investigated for a two magnetic layer system for which a polarizer (fixed magnetization) and a free layer can be distinguished. In the search for improved microwave properties and to understand the role of different coupling mechanisms between the magnetic layers, here, the excitation spectrum of an exchange coupled two layer synthetic ferrimagnet (SyF) system is investigated numerically with spin momentum transfer acting on both layers simultaneously. This self-polarised two layer system does not contain an external polarizer, and excitation of coupled modes arises due to the mutual spin transfer torque and the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida interlayer exchange coupling. The current-field state diagrams of static and dynamic states are reported as a function of the interlayer exchange coupling strength. The numerically determined critical boundaries are well reproduced by an analytical stability analysis. The dynamic steady states reveal an optic-like mode at low magnetic fields, which becomes progressively acoustic-like for increased magnetic fields and currents. The frequency of these modes can be tuned by the film thickness and the strength of the interlayer exchange interaction. The results presented here will provide an important guide for designing spin torque oscillators that exploit themore » dynamic coupling between layers and, furthermore, they will provide a basis to test analytical models of spin torque driven coupled excitations.« less
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  1. SPINTEC, UMR-8191, CNRS/CEA-INAC/UJF-Grenoble, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble cedex 9 (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22277982
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; COUPLING; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; EXCHANGE INTERACTIONS; EXCITATION; FERRIMAGNETIC MATERIALS; FERRIMAGNETISM; LAYERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIZATION; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MOMENTUM TRANSFER; OSCILLATORS; PHASE STABILITY; SPIN; TORQUE; TUNNEL EFFECT