Temperature-dependent anisotropic magnetoresistance and spin-torque-driven vortex dynamics in a single microdisk

Sergi Lendínez, Tomas Polakovic, Junjia Ding, M. Benjamin Jungfleisch, John Pearson, Axel Hoffmann, Valentine Novosad

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Spin-orbit-torque-driven dynamics have recently gained interest in the field of magnetism due to the reduced requirement of current densities and an increase in efficiency, as well as the ease of implementation of different devices and materials. From a practical point of view, the low-frequency dynamics below 1 GHz is particularly interesting since dynamics associated with magnetic domains lie in this frequency range. While spin-torque excitation of high-frequency modes has been extensively studied, the intermediate low-frequency dynamics have received less attention, although spin torques could potentially be used for both manipulation of the spin texture and the excitation of dynamics. In this work, we demonstrate that it is possible to drive magnetic vortex dynamics in a single microdisk by spin-Hall torque at varying temperatures and relate the results to transport properties. We find that the gyrotropic mode of the core couples to the low-frequency microwave signal and produces a measurable voltage. The dynamic measurements are in agreement with magnetic transport measurements and are supported by micromagnetic simulations. Our results open the door for integrating magnetic vortex devices in spintronic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number243904
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 28 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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