Effect of Temperature on Magnetic Solitons Induced by Spin-Transfer Torque

Sergi Lendínez, Jinting Hang, Saül Vélez, Joan Manel Hernández, Dirk Backes, Andrew D. Kent, Ferran Macià
2017 Physical Review Applied  
Spin-transfer torques in a nanocontact to an extended magnetic film can create spin waves that condense to form dissipative droplet solitons. Here we report an experimental study of the temperature dependence of the current and applied field thresholds for droplet soliton formation, as well as the nanocontact's electrical characteristics associated with droplet dynamics. Nucleation of droplet solitons requires higher current densities at higher temperatures, in contrast to typical spin-transfer
more » ... pical spin-transfer torque induced switching between static magnetic states. Magnetoresistance and electrical noise measurements show that soliton instabilities become more pronounced with increasing temperature. These results are of fundamental interest in understanding the influence of thermal noise on droplet solitons, and in controlling their dynamics.
doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.7.054027 fatcat:ndlr4akejfb6lbipxab62z6fwe