Spin Torques in Systems with Spin Filtering and Spin Orbit Interaction

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Title:
Spin Torques in Systems with Spin Filtering and Spin Orbit Interaction
Authors:
Ortiz Pauyac, Christian ( 0000-0001-5074-8920 )
Abstract:
In the present thesis we introduce the reader to the field of spintronics and explore new phenomena, such as spin transfer torques, spin filtering, and three types of spin-orbit torques, Rashba, spin Hall, and spin swapping, which have emerged very recently and are promising candidates for a new generation of memory devices in computer technology. A general overview of these phenomena is presented in Chap. 1. In Chap. 2 we study spin transfer torques in tunnel junctions in the presence of spin filtering. In Chap. 3 we discuss the Rashba torque in ferromagnetic films, and in Chap. 4 we study spin Hall effect and spin swapping in ferromagnetic films, exploring the nature of spin-orbit torques based on these mechanisms. Conclusions and perspectives are summarized in Chap. 5.
Advisors:
Manchon, Aurelien ( 0000-0002-4768-293X )
Committee Member:
Schwingenschlögl, Udo ( 0000-0003-4179-7231 ) ; Ooi, Boon S. ( 0000-0001-9606-5578 ) ; Wu, Tao ( 0000-0003-0845-4827 ) ; Chshiev, Mairbek
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Program:
Materials Science and Engineering
Issue Date:
19-Jun-2016
Type:
Dissertation
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dc.contributor.advisorManchon, Aurelienen
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz Pauyac, Christianen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T09:13:34Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-22T09:13:34Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-19-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/614044-
dc.description.abstractIn the present thesis we introduce the reader to the field of spintronics and explore new phenomena, such as spin transfer torques, spin filtering, and three types of spin-orbit torques, Rashba, spin Hall, and spin swapping, which have emerged very recently and are promising candidates for a new generation of memory devices in computer technology. A general overview of these phenomena is presented in Chap. 1. In Chap. 2 we study spin transfer torques in tunnel junctions in the presence of spin filtering. In Chap. 3 we discuss the Rashba torque in ferromagnetic films, and in Chap. 4 we study spin Hall effect and spin swapping in ferromagnetic films, exploring the nature of spin-orbit torques based on these mechanisms. Conclusions and perspectives are summarized in Chap. 5.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSpintronicsen
dc.subjectSpin-Orbiten
dc.subjectSpin-Transfer Torqueen
dc.titleSpin Torques in Systems with Spin Filtering and Spin Orbit Interactionen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberSchwingenschlögl, Udoen
dc.contributor.committeememberOoi, Boon S.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWu, Taoen
dc.contributor.committeememberChshiev, Mairbeken
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Science and Engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.person.id118697en
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