Spin torques in ferromagnetic/normal-metal structures

K. Xia, Paul J. Kelly, G.E.W. Bauer, A. Brataas, I. Turek

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Recent theories of spin-current-induced magnetization reversal are formulated in terms of a spin-mixing conductance Gmix. We evaluate Gmix from first principles for a number of (dis)ordered interfaces between magnetic and nonmagnetic materials. We predict that the magnetization direction of a ferromagnetic insulator or of one side of a tunnel junction in a multiterminal device can be switched even though a negligible charge current is passed.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)220401/1-220401/4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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  • METIS-206274

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