On the current-driven magnetization dynamics

Z. Li, J. He, S. Zhang

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Electric currents flowing perpendicularly through a spin valve produce a spin transfer torque on magnetization of the free layer. The spin torque displays many unique features that are different from the magnetic field driven torques. This article reviews current understanding on the current-driven magnetization dynamics, with the emphasis on chaotic dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number68
Pages (from-to)484-497
Number of pages14
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
StatePublished - 2005
EventQuantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2005Jan 27 2005


  • Magnetization Dynamics
  • Spin Torque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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