Picosecond spin orbit torque switching

  title={Picosecond spin orbit torque switching},
  author={Kaushalya and Julius Hohlfeld and Akshay Pattabi and Elodie Martin and Aldo Ygnacio Arriola C'ordova and Xinping Shi and Roberto Lo Conte and S{\'e}bastien Petit-Watelot and Juan-Carlos Rojas-S{\'a}nchez and Gr{\'e}gory Malinowski and St{\'e}phane Mangin and Aristide Lema{\^i}tre and Michel Hehn and Jeffrey Bokor and Richard B. Wilson and Jon Gorchon},
  journal={Spintronics XIII},
Reducing energy dissipation while increasing speed in computation and memory is a long-standing challenge for spintronics research. In the last 20 years, femtosecond lasers have emerged as a tool to control the magnetization in specific magnetic materials at the picosecond timescale. However, the use of ultrafast optics in integrated circuits and memories would require a major paradigm shift. An ultrafast electrical control of the magnetization is far preferable for integrated systems. Here we… 

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