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Title: Magnetization stability analysis of the Stoner-Wohlfarth model under a spin-polarized current with a tilted polarization

The stationary-state solutions of magnetization dynamics under a spin-polarized current that was polarized in an arbitrary direction were investigated by solving the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert-Slonczewski equation for a single-domain magnet. Taking into consideration the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy, the equilibrium directions of the magnetization vectors were analytically obtained by solving an algebraic cubic equation. It was found that one to three pairs of magnetization equilibrium states existed, depending on the current intensity and the direction of the spin polarization. By numerically analyzing the stabilities of these equilibrium states, the threshold switching current for the reversing the magnetic vector was obtained under different current polarization configurations, which may be useful for use in future spintronics devices.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22278068
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 6; 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; ANISOTROPY; DOMAIN STRUCTURE; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; EQUILIBRIUM; MAGNETIC MATERIALS; MAGNETIZATION; MAGNETS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; PHASE STABILITY; POLARIZATION; SPIN ORIENTATION