Recently, the current-induced spin-transfer torque has been proposed as a convenient writing process in high density magnetic random access memory. A spin-polarized current can switch the magnetization of a ferromagnetic layer more efficiently than a current induced magnetic field. Our paper discusses the switching properties of a Stoner–Wohlfarth magnetic particle for the case when spin torques and external field pulses are simultaneously present. The theoretical investigation of precessional motion is described by using Landau–Lifschitz–Gilbert equation with a spin-transfer torque term included. The main goal is to determine the parameters of field pulse for that the fast and stable switching can be achieved.
Journal of Applied Physics
J. Appl. Phys. 103, 07B105 (2008)