Spin-orbit torque assisted magnetization reversal of 100 nm-long vertical pillar

Syuta Honda*, Yoshiaki Sonobe


研究成果: Article査読


Long vertical pillars, with a width of the order of nanometers and with perpendicular shape anisotropy (PSA), have high thermal stability. The advantage of using longer pillars is that they can increase the memory areal density while maintaining robust thermal stability. The current-induced magnetization reversal of long pillars is a significant challenge in spintronic applications such as high-density magnetic memories. However, the magnetization of pillars that are more than 100 nm long has never been reversed by spin-orbit torque (SOT) or spin injection from another ferromagnet (FM). Against this background, we propose a novel magnetization reversal method for pillars based on both SOT and spin transfer torque without using a FM for spin injection. Furthermore, this SOT-assisted method significantly reduces the reversal time, as was demonstrated by micromagnetic simulation.

ジャーナルJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
出版ステータスPublished - 2022 9月 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 音響学および超音波学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜


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