Mechanisms of spin-polarized current-driven magnetization switching

S. Zhang, P. M. Levy, A. Fert

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The mechanisms of magnetization switching of magnetic multilayers driven by spin-polarized current were studied. Exchange interaction between local moments and spin accumulation of conduction electrons was analyzed. Results showed the existence of effective field and torque which contributed to current driven reversal of magnetization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number236601
Pages (from-to)2366011-2366014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 10 2002

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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