Nanowire spin torque oscillator driven by spin orbit torques

Zheng Duan, Andrew Smith, Liu Yang, Brian Youngblood, Jürgen Lindner, Vladislav E. Demidov, Sergej O. Demokritov, Ilya N. Krivorotov
2014 Nature Communications  
Spin torque from spin current applied to a nanoscale region of a ferromagnet can act as negative magnetic damping and thereby excite self-oscillations of its magnetization. In contrast, spin torque uniformly applied to the magnetization of an extended ferromagnetic film does not generate self-oscillatory magnetic dynamics but leads to reduction of the saturation magnetization. Here we report studies of the effect of spin torque on a system of intermediate dimensionality - a ferromagnetic
more » ... erromagnetic nanowire. We observe coherent self-oscillations of magnetization in a ferromagnetic nanowire serving as the active region of a spin torque oscillator driven by spin orbit torques. Our work demonstrates that magnetization self-oscillations can be excited in a one-dimensional magnetic system and that dimensions of the active region of spin torque oscillators can be extended beyond the nanometer length scale.
doi:10.1038/ncomms6616 pmid:25476073 fatcat:h5chcacwmrhfrcd77gtwx7jnve