Spin Torques in Systems with Spin Filtering and Spin Orbit Interaction
AuthorsOrtiz Pauyac, Christian
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
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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.
CitationOrtiz Pauyac, C. (2016). Spin Torques in Systems with Spin Filtering and Spin Orbit Interaction. KAUST Research Repository. https://doi.org/10.25781/KAUST-6Y5L4