TITLE

Reducing the critical switching current in nanoscale spin valves

AUTHOR(S)
Manschot, Jan; Brataas, Arne; Bauer, Gerrit E. W.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/11/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 15, p3250
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The current induced magnetization reversal in nanoscale spin valves is a potential alternative to magnetic field switching in magnetic memories. We show that the critical switching current can be decreased by an order of magnitude by strategically distributing the resistances in the magnetically active region of the spin valve. In addition, we simulate full switching curves and predict a new precessional state.
ACCESSION #
14909451

 

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