Current-induced torques and interfacial spin-orbit coupling

@article{Haney2013CurrentinducedTA,
  title={Current-induced torques and interfacial spin-orbit coupling},
  author={P. Haney and Hyun-Woo Lee and Kyung-Jin Lee and A. Manchon and M. Stiles},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2013},
  volume={88},
  pages={214417}
}
In bilayer systems consisting of an ultrathin ferromagnetic layer adjacent to a metal with strong spin-orbit coupling, an applied in-plane current induces torques on the magnetization. The torques that arise from spin-orbit coupling are of particular interest. Here we use first-principles methods to calculate the current-induced torque in a Pt-Co bilayer to help determine the underlying mechanism. We focus exclusively on the analog to the Rashba torque, and do not consider the spin Hall effect… Expand

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