Thermally induced dynamics in ultrathin magnetic tunnel junctions

P. Ogrodnik, G. E.W. Bauer, Ke Xia

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We consider the magnetization dynamics induced by thermally induced spin transfer torques in thin Fe|MgO|Fe tunnel junctions. The magnetization dynamics is described by the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation, including the thermal torques as computed from first principles. We show that the angular skewness of the torques importantly modifies the dynamics, e.g., leading to different instability criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024406
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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