2013

Angular dependence and symmetry of Rashba spin torque in ferromagnetic heterostructures

Angular dependence and symmetry of Rashba spin torque in ferromagnetic heterostructures
C.O. Pauyac, X. Wang, M. Chshiev, and A. Manchon
Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 252403 (2013)​​
C.O. Pauyac, X. Wang, M. Chshiev, A. Manchon
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2013
​In a ferromagnetic heterostructure, the interplay between Rashba spin-orbit coupling and exchange splitting gives rise to a current-driven spin torque. In a realistic device setup, we investigate the Rashba spin torque in the diffusive regime and report two major findings.Our results agree with recent experiments.​