Electrical detection of polarity and chirality of a magnetic vortex using spin-motive force caused by rashba spin-orbit coupling

Jung Hwan Moon, Kyoung Whan Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Kyoung Jin Lee

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We theoretically investigate the Rashba spin-motive force generated by a gyroscopic motion of a magnetic vortex in the presence of Rashba spin- orbit coupling. We show that the Rashba spin-motive force depends on not only the polarity of a vortex core but also the chirality of a vortex. Both polarity and chirality can be simultaneously determined by measuring electric signals. Our finding may be useful to electrically read the information of a magnetic vortex (i.e., polarity and chirality) for device applications, and to estimate the strength of Rashba spin-orbit coupling in a ferromagnet even when it is small.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123002
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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