Magnetization dynamics induced by in-plane currents in ultrathin magnetic nanostructures with Rashba spin-orbit coupling

Kyoung Whan Kim, Soo Man Seo, Jisu Ryu, Kyoung Jin Lee, Hyun Woo Lee

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Recent experiments on ultrathin magnetic layers with broken inversion symmetry reported anomalous current-driven magnetization dynamics. We show that the spin-transfer torque can be significantly modified by Rashba spin-orbit coupling and the modified spin-transfer torque can explain the anomalous magnetization dynamics. This work will be valuable for the development of next generation spintronic devices based on ultrathin magnetic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number180404
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 8


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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