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Title: Spin orbit torques induced magnetization reversal through asymmetric domain wall propagation in Ta/CoFeB/MgO structures
Authors: Cao, Jiangwei
Chen, Yifei
Jin, Tianli
Gan, Weiliang
Wang, Ying
Zheng, Yuqiang
Lv, Hua
Cardoso, Susana
Wei, Dan
Lew, Wen Siang
Keywords: Spin Orbit Torques
Magnetization Reversal
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Cao, J., Chen, Y., Jin, T., Gan, W., Wang, Y., Zheng, Y., et al. (2018). Spin orbit torques induced magnetization reversal through asymmetric domain wall propagation in Ta/CoFeB/MgO structures. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1355-.
Series/Report no.: Scientific Reports
Abstract: The magnetization reversal induced by spin orbit torques in the presence of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) in perpendicularly magnetized Ta/CoFeB/MgO structures were investigated by using a combination of Anomalous Hall effect measurement and Kerr effect microscopy techniques. By analyzing the in-plane field dependent spin torque efficiency measurements, an effective field value for the DMI of ~300 Oe was obtained, which plays a key role to stabilize Néel walls in the film stack. Kerr imaging reveals that the current-induced reversal under small and medium in-plane field was mediated by domain nucleation at the edge of the Hall bar, followed by asymmetric domain wall (DW) propagation. However, as the in-plane field strength increases, an isotropic DW expansion was observed before reaching complete reversal. Micromagnetic simulations of the DW structure in the CoFeB layer suggest that the DW configuration under the combined effect of the DMI and the external field is responsible for the various DW propagation behaviors.
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-19927-5
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