Spin-transfer induced noise in nanoscale magnetoresistive sensors

R. Sbiaa*, S. N. Piramanayagam

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The transfer of spin angular momentum from a polarized current to a ferromagnet can induce reversal of magnetization and generation of spin waves. In this article, we present micromagnetic simulations of magnetization dynamics in spin valve structure under effect of spin-polarized current and external magnetic field. Unlike the previous studies, the magnetizations of pinned layer, and the free layer in this study are orthogonal. Such a configuration, which is closer to that of the spin-valve sensors, shows many interesting results such as the observation of steady and oscillatory states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073911
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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