Magnetization dynamics in a ferromagnet can induce a spin-dependent electric field through a spin motive force. Spin current generated by the spin-dependent electric field can in turn modify the magnetization dynamics through spin-transfer torque. While this feedback effect is usually weak and thus ignored, we predict that in Rashba spin-orbit coupling systems with a large Rashba parameter α R, the coupling generates the spin-dependent electric field [±(α Rm e/e)(z×-m/-t)], which can be large enough to modify the magnetization dynamics significantly. This effect should be relevant for device applications based on ultrathin magnetic layers with strong Rashba spin-orbit coupling.
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