Autoresonant magnetization switching by spin-orbit torques

Gyungchoon Go, Seung Jae Lee, Kyung Jin Lee

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Autoresonance is a self-sustained resonance mechanism due to a driving force whose frequency monotonically varies with time. We theoretically show that the autoresonance mechanism allows an efficient switching of perpendicular magnetization by spin-orbit spin-transfer torques. We find that a threshold current for the autoresonant switching can be much smaller than that of conventional spin-orbit torque switching driven by a DC current. Moreover, the suggested scheme allows fully deterministic switching without the help of any external field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184401
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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