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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.

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Journal of Applied Physics


Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics

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