Current-driven switching of magnetic layers

  title={Current-driven switching of magnetic layers},
  author={Carolin von der Heide and P. E. Zilberman},
The switching of magnetic layers is studied under the action of a spin current in a ferromagnetic metal– nonmagnetic metal–ferromagnetic metal spin valve. We find that the main contribution to the switching comes from the nonequilibrium exchange interaction between the ferromagnetic layers. This interaction defines the magnetic configuration of the layers… CONTINUE READING